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Whitson-Hester School of Nursing


“On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, I want to say THANK YOU to our nursing alumni and all nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers for being on the frontlines and taking care of the people in our communities, the state, the nation, and internationally! Your amazing sacrifice does not go unnoticed during this challenging pandemic. While the WHSON focuses on educating, preparing, and graduating the next generation of nurses to help you in this fight, we want you to know that we appreciate you.  As we stay home, socially isolate, and educate online with alternative virtual experiences, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you are faithful and loyal to your professions and committed to the care of others. Thank you for being our heroes…”

Kimberly Hanna, Dean, WHSON

Welcome to the Tennessee Technological University Whitson-Hester School of Nursing homepage! We appreciate your interest in our School and encourage you to explore the links provided to learn more about the study of Nursing at Tennessee Technological University.

The student group is diverse and consists of students seeking the nursing degree for their initial career, students entering nursing for a career change, current RNs seeking a Master’s degree in nursing, and RNs returning to school for the baccalaureate degree. Interacting with such a diverse group of students and a faculty with a broad range of experience and interests provides opportunity for the personal and intellectual development needed for the student preparing for the role of the professional nurse.


2022 MAR 08

40 Years Announcement

New Scholarship Available

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is proud to announce the Harriet D. Westmoreland Nursing Scholarship Endowment.

Harriet D. Westmoreland earned her Registered Nurse degree in September 1956 from Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She worked for 12 years at the University of Tennessee at Martin as Director of Student Health Services. After her move to Cookeville, she spent 15 years in public health serving as Director of the Communicable Disease Program for the Upper Cumberland Region. She served for many years on the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing Development Council and received the School's Florence Nightingale Award (2007) and the Distinguished Service Award (2019).

Any student who meets the following criteria will be eligible to receive a scholarship:

•  Must be a regularly admitted or current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies.

•  Must be pursuing a major in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing and accepted into the upper division program.

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