New students should apply for admission to the university and specify Nursing as their major. They should also complete any requirements needed to be fully admitted to the university.
Current students or transfer students, in addition to being admitted to the university, should complete an Application for Upper Division Nursing approximately nine months before they plan to begin Upper Division classes. The Upper Division application is available on the nursing web site at www.tntech.edu/nursing twice per year.
You are admitted into Lower Division Nursing to complete your first two years of general education requirements. You apply to Upper Division Nursing, and you’re chosen based on your GPA.
The academic calendar is shown at www.tntech.edu/calendar . Early advisement is during the middle of fall and spring semesters.
The School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University does not accept any transfer credits from an LPN program. Some community colleges, however, do have a bridge program for LPNs to receive their associate’s degree. They can then take the NCLEX to receive their license to be an RN (Registered Nurse). They can later enroll for the RN to BSN program at TTU to receive their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Your LPN license can help you enter directly into the BSN program, as medical experience and licensures are given recognition during the Admissions process.
You can enroll in the online RN to BSN program to earn your Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN). If you happen to have a Bachelor’s degree in something other than Nursing, we offer an online bridge program toward earning your Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN).
You can attend school part-time while you’re completing your lower division courses. Accepting a spot in Upper Division, however, is a full-time commitment.
NCLEX stands for the National Council Licensure Examination. When we talk about the NCLEX, we’re referring to the exam our graduates take to be licensed as Registered Nurses.
Assessment testing is done while in Upper Division. The scores on each test will alert you and the professor of any weakness you may have in a particular area. The professor can then guide you in what to study to raise your competency in that area before you take the NCLEX.
The last semester of Upper Division includes our capstone courses of Community Health and Leadership & Management. During this semester, the professors will do review work for the NCLEX.
After graduation, we encourage an intensive three-day review that’s offered on campus.
If you put an e-mail address on your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.