UTC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is the best in Tennessee, according to a national website.
RegisteredNursing.org examined nursing programs at 41 schools across the state, then ranked the Top 20. The rankings were based on the number of nursing students at each school who passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Rates for the exam between 2011 and 2014 were examined, the website says.
“The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing program aspires to provide nurses that embrace diversity, inclusion, and foster change in the field. Graduates are known for being innovators in change when speaking of patient care and the nursing profession,” the website says.
Chris Smith, director of the School of Nursing, says the award “must be attributed to dedicated faculty and motivated students.”
“It is wonderful to be recognized across the state as a program that demonstrates excellence in teaching. As evidenced by our extremely high pass rates, our students are well prepared to enter a challenging profession and ‘hit the ground running,’” she says.