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Partnership Enrollment Programs

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) agreements with four area colleges: Southwest Tennessee Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Lemoyne-Owen College, and Rhodes College. The PEP gurantees full admission to the accelerated BSN nursing program at UTHSC provided that the applicant meets the requirements established for their respective schools.

PEP Schools and Requirements

  • Southwest TN CC
  • Dyersburg State CC
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Rhodes College

The PEP program is designed for students who complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (AAS) at Southwest Tennessee Community College. After acquiring a license as a Registered Nurse (RN),  students can automatically be enrolled in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program to complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

Students must:

  • Currently be enrolled in the Nursing program, generic track, AAS at Southwest Tennessee Community College. 
  • Successfully complete all second semester nursing courses.
  • Complete UTHSC College of Nursing Agreement Intent to Enroll form.
  • Complete the associate degree (AAS) with a minimum overall combined 2.0 GPA (as computed by the UTHSC College of Nursing).

While completing courses at Southwest, students may access:

  • Academic and career advisement from both SWTCC and UTHSC Nursing faculty.
  • Access to the UTHSC library and visiting lectures.
  • Free group tutoring for UTHSC Nursing courses.

Other benefits:

  • Guaranteed admission to UTHSC College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program
    UTHSC admission fee waived.
  • Regional out-of-state tuition discount.
  • Pre-registration priority for UTHSC Nursing courses (following UTHSC admission).

 

The PEP program is designed for students who complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (AAS) at Dyersburg State Community College. After acquiring a license as a Registered Nurse (RN),  students can automatically be enrolled in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program to complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

Students must:

  • Currently be enrolled in the Nursing program, generic track, AAS at Dyersbug State Community College.
  • Successfully complete all second semester nursing courses.
  • Complete UTHSC College of Nursing Agreement Intent to Enroll form.
  • Complete the associate degree (AAS) with a minimum overall combined 2.0 GPA (as computed by the UTHSC College of Nursing).

While completing courses at Dyersburg State, students may access:

  • Academic and career advisement from both SWTCC and UTHSC Nursing faculty.
  • Access to the UTHSC library and visiting lectures.
  • Free group tutoring for UTHSC Nursing courses.

Other benefits:

  • Guaranteed admission to UTHSC College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program
    UTHSC admission fee waived.
  • Regional out-of-state tuition discount.
  • Pre-registration priority for UTHSC Nursing courses (following UTHSC admission).

 

LeMoyne Owen College (LOC) and The University of Tennessee (UTHSC) College of Nursing (CON) offer a Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) that guarantees full admission to the accelerated BSN nursing program at UTHSC to any LOC student who completes a baccalaureate degree and fulfills the required prerequisite courses. In addition, the LOC student may elect to participate in a bridge DNP or bridge PhD program if all requirements are met. The requirements for participation are outlined below.

Students must:

  • Currently be enrolled at LeMoyne-Owen College.
  • Successfully complete all coursework.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Comply with the Lemoyne-Owen College code of conduct during time of enrollment.
  • Complete UTHSC's CON Agreement to Enroll Form.
  • Complete their baccalaureate degree from LOC with a minimum overall combined 3.0 GPA for the accelerated BSN PEP, or a minimum overall combined 3.0 GPA for the BSN PEP leading to the DNP Bridge PEP, or the PhD Bridge PEP as computed by the UTHSC CON.
  • Have a 2.6 or better for science pre-requisite courses: BIOL 201 and 202 with lab (General Anatomy and Physiology I and II) or BIOL308 and 309 with labs (Human Anatomy and Human Physiology) and BIOL 304 with lab (Microbiology) (calculation is based on the highest grade achieved on the first or second attempt); Applicants must earn a C or better on all pre-requisite science coursework. (If enrolling in the DNP or PhD PEP, it is highly recommended to complete BIOL 330 - Biostatistics).
  • If enrolling in the Bridge DNP Program PEP, students may matriculate to any DNP concentration with the exception of the Dual DNP, Nurse Anesthesia and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs. If any of these programs are desired, a special agreement will be required and preapproved by UTHSC CON to be sure clinical requirements are met prior to entry into these concentrations.
  • For Bridge DNP and PhD Program eligibility, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be maintained during the accelerated BSN program. The NCLEX must be passed and an unencumbered RN license obtained.
  • Comply with the following provisions in the Agreement Intent to Enroll Form.
    • Student will not attend another institution between the time of graduation from LOC and the official enrollment into the UTHSC CON.
    • Student will enroll at the UTHSC CON within one year of completion of a baccalaureate degree at LOC.

Benefits of participation:

  • Guaranteed admission to UTHSC CON when all eligibility criteria met.
  • Access to academic advising, transfer course work information, and degree plans from both LOC and UTHSC CON advisors throughout your tenure in the program.
  • Opportunities to observe nursing class/clinical experience at UTHSC CON while completing the baccalaureate at LOC.
  • Regional out-of-state tuition discount.
  • Locked-in degree requirements at the time the student enters the UTHSC CON PEP. The student will have the option of completing the degree requirements in effect at the time the Intent to Enroll form is signed/accepted or new degree requirements in effect at the time of official enrollment in UTHSC CON.
  • Admission fee waiver.
  • Guaranteed Enrollment Deposit (GED) waiver.
  • Voucher provided for previously paid Nursing CAS fee.

Additional benefits to LeMoyne Owen College students admitted to the UTHSC CON under the partnership enrollment:

  • Limited privileges to UTHSC library.
  • Access to Distinguished Visiting Professor lectureships.
  • Access free group tutoring for UTHSC courses.
  • Access to academic advising from both LOC and UTHSC CON.

When the nursing student is approved for the UTHSC CON Partnership Enrollment Program, the proposed undergraduate program of study will be reviewed by a UTHSC CON advisor to ensure that all program requirements will be met under the plan. Any changes to the program plan must be approved in advance by LOC and the UTHSC CON to ensure that the plan continues to meet all requirements. Advising will be ongoing throughout the student’s enrollment at LOC and continue through their enrollment at the UTHSC CON.

Rhodes College and The University of Tennessee (UTHSC) College of Nursing (CON) offer a Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) that guarantees full admission to the accelerated BSN nursing program at UTHSC to any Rhodes student who completes a baccalaureate degree and fulfills the required prerequisite courses. In addition, the Rhodes student may elect to participate in a bridge DNP or bridge PhD program if all requirements are met. The requirements for participation are outlined below.

Students must:

  • Currently be enrolled at Rhodes College.
  • Successfully complete all coursework.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Comply with the Rhodes College code of conduct during time of enrollment.
  • Complete UTHSC's CON Agreement to Enroll Form.
  • Complete their baccalaureate degree from Rhodes with a minimum overall combined 3.0 GPA for the accelerated BSN PEP, or a minimum overall combined 3.0 GPA for the BSN PEP leading to the DNP Bridge PEP, or the PhD Bridge PEP as computed by the UTHSC CON.
  • Have a 2.6 or better for science pre-requisite courses: BIOL 201 and 202 with lab (General Anatomy and Physiology I and II) or BIOL308 and 309 with labs (Human Anatomy and Human Physiology) and BIOL 304 with lab (Microbiology) (calculation is based on the highest grade achieved on the first or second attempt); Applicants must earn a C or better on all pre-requisite science coursework. (If enrolling in the DNP or PhD PEP, it is highly recommended to complete BIOL 330 - Biostatistics).
  • If enrolling in the Bridge DNP Program PEP, students may matriculate to any DNP concentration with the exception of the Dual DNP, Nurse Anesthesia and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs. If any of these programs are desired, a special agreement will be required and preapproved by UTHSC CON to be sure clinical requirements are met prior to entry into these concentrations.
  • For Bridge DNP and PhD Program eligibility, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be maintained during the accelerated BSN program. The NCLEX must be passed and an unencumbered RN license obtained.
  • Comply with the following provisions in the Agreement Intent to Enroll Form.
    • Student will not attend another institution between the time of graduation from Rhodes and the official enrollment into the UTHSC CON.
    • Student will enroll ath the UTHSC CON within one year of completion of a baccalareate degree at Rhodes.

Benefits of participation:

  • Guaranteed admission to UTHSC CON when all eligibility criteria met.
  • Access to academic advising, transfer course work information, and degree plans from both Rhodes and UTHSC CON advisors throughout your tenure in the program.
  • Opportunities to observe nursing class/clinical experience at UTHSC CON while completing the baccalaureate at Rhodes.
  • Regional out-of-state tuition discount.
  • Locked-in degree requirements at the time the student enters the UTHSC CON PEP. The student will have the option of completing the degree requirements in effect at the time the Intent to Enroll form is signed/accepted or new degree requirements in effect at the time of official enrollment in UTHSC CON.
  • Admission fee waiver.
  • Guaranteed Enrollment Deposit (GED) waiver.
  • Voucher provided for previously paid Nursing CAS fee.

Additional benefits to Rhodes College students admitted to the UTHSC CON under the partnership enrollment:

  • Limited privileges to UTHSC library.
  • Access to Distinguished Visiting Professor lectureships.
  • Access free group tutoring for UTHSC courses.
  • Access to academic advising from both Rhodes and UTHSC CON.

When the nursing student is approved for the UTHSC CON Partnership Enrollment Program, the proposed undergraduate program of study will be reviewed by a UTHSC CON advisor to ensure that all program requirements will be met under the plan. Any changes to the program plan must be approved in advance by Rhodes and the UTHSC CON to ensure that the plan continues to meet all requirements. Advising will be ongoing throughout the student’s enrollment at Rhodes and continue through their enrollment at the UTHSC CON.

 

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Last Published: Aug 13, 2018