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UT Martin nursing program ranked in state's top 10

03-17-2017


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Nursing has been ranked eighth in Tennessee by RegisteredNursing.org. The website evaluated 41 nursing programs statewide and determined UT Martin’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program to be one of the best.

The website looked primarily at pass rates for the National Council Licensure Examination when determining ranking placement. The UT Martin Department of Nursing’s 2016 graduating class achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN as first-time test takers last year, and previous classes have achieved similarly high results.

“I am always proud of our graduates and the hard work they put into preparing for the NCLEX-RN. This ranking highlights the tradition of success we have at UT Martin,” said Dr. Mary Radford, chair of the UT Martin Department of Nursing. “I look forward to seeing current and future students be successful not only on the licensure exam, but through service and professional growth in their nursing careers.”

The UT Martin BSN clinical program includes more than 900 hours of hands-on clinical experience in hospitals and health-care facilities across the state. The UT Martin Department of Nursing maintains partnerships with facilities throughout Tennessee, providing students with one of the widest varieties of clinical experiences available in the region.

According to RegisteredNursing.org, the nursing industry is growing in Tennessee, and the state is expected to hire an estimated 1,800 new nurses per year for the next five years.

The full ranking list is available online.

For more information on the UT Martin Department of Nursing, contact the department at 731-881-7131 or email nursing@utm.edu.

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PHOTO ID: Students in the UT Martin nursing program are shown practicing skills in an on-campus laboratory.

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