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College of Nursing

UTHSC Nursing: A Legacy of Leadership. A Career for Life.

With an outstanding national reputation earned over more than a century,  the College of Nursing traces its history to 1898 and was the first College of Nursing in Tennessee. Housed in the resource-rich environment of an urban medical campus, the College of Nursing offers a highly-educated, research-oriented faculty with a focus on developing nursing leaders.  The College offers a 12-month, second-degree accelerated BSN program, a traditional, four-semester BSN  program, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with eight concentrations. Our PhD in nursing is offered through the College of Graduate Health Sciences.

Designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing 
Highest-ranked BSN program in TN by U.S. News & World Report
DNP program ranked 23rd in the country by U.S. News & World Report

Application Deadline Extended

The application deadline for our highly-ranked Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has been extended to April 1. Learn more about our eight DNP concentrations and three dual concentrations on the DNP Page.

Academic Programs

Partnership Enrollment Programs

Students at  LeMoyne-Owen College, Lane College, Dillard University, Rhodes College, UT Southern, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Arkansas State University Mid-South, and Sewanee, the University of the South are eligible for our Partnership Enrollment Programs


In the magazine's third annual listing of BSN programs, the UTHSC College of Nursing is again the highest-ranked BSN program in Tennessee. The college ranked No. 31 among 656 schools. 


Best DNP logo

The college's DNP program consistently ranks near the top of this important list of doctoral programs of nursing. For the current year, the college's DNP ranked No. 23.


Events Calendar

Feb 28, 2024