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Partnership Enrollment Programs

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) agreements with the following colleges: LeMoyne-Owen College, Rhodes College, Sewanee, the University of the South; Southwest Tennessee Community College; and Northwest Mississippi Community College. 

To learn more about each partnership agreement, click on the school or hospital logo below and details of that specific agreement will appear.

PEP School Requirements

  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Rhodes College
  • Sewanee logo.
  • southwest logo
  • Northwest Mississipp CC logo

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 I and II, Comparative Vertebrate Morphology and Animal Physiology and 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. Students can also take Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology to meet this requirement if offered by Rhodes College.
  • 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 in the UTHSC CON within one year of completion of a baccalaureate 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.

 

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

Students must:

  • Currently be enrolled at The University of the South.
  • Successfully complete all coursework.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Comply with The University of the South code of conduct during time of enrollment.
  • Complete UTHSC's CON Agreement to Enroll Form.
  • Complete their baccalaureate degree from The University of the South 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 I and II, Comparative Vertebrate Morphology and Animal Physiology and 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. Students can also take Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology to meet this requirement if offered by The University of the South.
  • 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.

o    Student will enroll in the UTHSC CON within one year of completion of a baccalaureate degree at The University of the South.

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 The University of the South 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 The University of the South.
  • 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 The University of the South 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 The University of the South 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 The University of the South and the UTHSC CON to ensure that the plan continues to meet all requirements. Advising will be ongoing throughout the student’s enrollment at The University of the South and continue through their enrollment at the UTHSC CON.

Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
College of Nursing offer a Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) that guarantees full admission to the traditional BSN
program at UTHSC to any SWTCC student who fulfills the requirements of the PEP. This agreement includes graduates of Medical District High School, who earn either a general studies or allied health associate degree from SWTCC simultaneously with their high school diploma. 

Requirements for intent to enroll:

  • Current enrollment at SWTCC
  • Good academic standing
  • Compliance with the SWTCC code of conduct
    during time of enrollment
  • Completion of UTHSC’s CON Agreement Intent to Enroll Form

Requirements for Admission to the Traditional BSN Concentration

• Completion of 60 hours from SWTCC with
a minimum overall combined 3.0 GPA (as
computed by the UTHSC CON) and meet all
other requirements.
• 2.6 or better for science prerequisite 2.6 or better
for science prerequisite courses: BIOL 201 and
202 with lab (General Anatomy and Physiology
I and II) or BIOL 308 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 prerequisite science coursework.
– If enrolling in the DNP or PhD PEP, it is
highly recommended to complete BIOL 330
(Biostatistics).

Benefits to Participation

• Guaranteed admission to UTHSC CON when all eligibility criteria
are met
• Access to academic advising and degree plans from both SWTCC
and UTHSC CON advisors throughout tenure in the program
• Opportunities to observe nursing class/simulation experiences at
UTHSC CON while completing the baccalaureate degree at SWTCC
• Regional out-of-state tuition discount. Visit link for eligibility:
uthsc.edu/nursing/future-students/regional-tuition.php
• 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
• Limited privileges to UTHSC library
• Access to Distinguished Visiting Professor lectureships
• Access to free group tutoring for UTHSC courses

Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWCC) and The UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing (CON) offer a Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) that guarantees full admission to the traditional concentration of the BSN nursing program at UTHSC to any NWCC student who completes the required general education and pre-requisite courses. In addition, NWCC students may elect to participate in a bridge DNP or bridge PhD program if all requirements are met. The requirements for participation are outlined in this document.

Requirements for Intent to Enroll

  • Current enrollment at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
  • Successful completion of courses.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Confirmed compliance with Northwest Mississippi Community College code of conduct at the time the student signs the Intent to Enroll Form.
  • Complete UTHSC CON Agreement Intent to Enroll Form.

Requirements for Admission to the Traditional BSN Concentration

Complete a minimum of an Associate Degree in Allied Health or General Studies and pre-requisite courses from Northwest Mississippi Community College with a minimum overall combined 3.0 GPA for the traditional BSN PEP, the DNP Bridge PEP, or the PhD Bridge PEP as computed by the UTHSC CON.
o 2.6 or better GPA for science pre-requisite courses:
▪ Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture – BIO 2513
(4 credits)
▪ Anatomy and Physiology I Lab – BIO 2511
▪ Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture – BIO 2523
(4 credits)
▪ Anatomy and Physiology II Lab – BIO 2521
▪ Microbiology Lecture – BIO 2923
(4 credits)
▪ Microbiology Lab – BIO 2921
(calculation is based on the highest grade achieved in science courses, only one science course may be repeated); Applicants must earn a C or better on all pre-requisite science coursework.

Benefits to Participating in NWCC-UTHSC CON PEP
• Guaranteed admission to UTHSC CON when all eligibility criteria met.
• Access to academic advising, and degree plans from both NWCC and UTHSC CON advisors throughout your tenure in the program.
• Admission fee waiver
• Guaranteed Enrollment Deposit (GED) waiver
• Voucher provided for previously paid Nursing CAS fee
• Limited privileges to UTHSC library
Access to free group tutoring for UTHSC-CON courses
Access to UTHSC-CON distinguished visiting professor lectureships

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Nov 21, 2022