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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.

Please review Career Information Prospective Students for further information about the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.

If you would like more information, please send an email to one of our Academic Advisors:

Mr. Ben Clark at,

Ms. Jamie Gunter at, or

Ms. Shanna Rodgers at

Top RN to BSN Campus Programs 2015 -

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing ranked 7th from for 2015's Best Campus Based RN TO BSN Programs!'s mission is to "connect current and prospective nurses with the resources needed to pursue and obtain their BSN. Factors considered in the ranking were accreditation, commitment to nursing education, academic, and career counseling services, and academic quality." Our program "demonstrated excellence in all areas." Please click here to read more.

Top RODP Master of Science in Nursing Administration

TTU Whitson-Hester School of Nursing offers an outstanding Master of Science in Nursing Administration via Tennessee Board of Regents. It is our pleasure to inform you that the RODP Master of Science in Nursing Administration has ranked second among the Top 20 Best Online Master in Nursing Administration Degree Programs by, a leading resource for campus and online education. This is an incredible honor and a true testament to the dedication and commitment of the leadership and faculty within the MSN RODP consortium. Accolades such as these do not just happen, but are the result of the unrelenting work of our dedicated team of Nursing leaders who strive constantly to achieve the highest quality in graduate nursing education for our students and, ultimately, for the communities we serve. We can all be proud of this of outstanding achievement. Thank you for all that you do. Please view the following link for the full story. Special kudos go to Dr. Lois Wagner, PhD, RN, FNP, Director, Nursing and Allied Health at Tennessee Board of Regents, and Dr. Kim Hanna, PhD, RN, ROPD MSN Coordinator at TTU Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, for their outstanding leadership.

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is now on Nurses Lounge. Please click here to join the community.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at TTU’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

Box 5001

Cookeville, TN 38505

Fax#: (931) 372-6244

Street Address: 10 West 7th Street

Office Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (CST).