Nursing RN Program (A.A.S. Day & Night)

Questions / More Information

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Program Director: 
Dr. Martina Harris
Office: 
HSC 1042
Phone: 
(423) 493.8740
Fax: 
(423) 493.8750

Deadline Dates

Program - March 1 of Each Year
If on weekend, due the following business day.
No information sessions scheduled. Visit the Nursing & Allied Health Program Page.

For additional questions, please contact the Registered Nursing Program Office at 423-493-8740

The Nursing Program prepares students to be registered nurses who will help meet the current and emerging needs in the workplace for registered nurses. Graduates use a clinical decision making process to provide care to diverse individuals across the life-span.
Following acceptance into a nursing class, the day program includes a sequence of four clinical program courses that can be completed in two academic years. A new day class is accepted each fall. The night program includes five clinical program courses and takes two and one-half years to complete. New night classes are accepted every other year on the even-numbered years. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in all courses included in the summary of required hours.

Graduates of the program are prepared to write the NCLEX-RN licensure examination to obtain the title of registered nurse (RN).

Curriculum Details

Accreditation

The Associate Degree nursing program at Chattanooga State Community College located in Chattanooga, TN is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
http://www.acenursing.org

Approved by:

http://www.tn.gov/health

Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN  37243

Mission

The purpose of the nursing program is derived from and consistent with the mission of Chattanooga State Community College.  The Nursing Program serves students from multiple counties in Tennessee and bordering states by preparing them to be competent nurses who will meet the current and emerging need of the workplace for registered nurses.  The nursing program maintains state approval (Tennessee Board of Nursing) and national accreditation (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing).  Graduates of the nursing program obtain an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN). 

Program Outcomes

A.A.S. Day & Night RN
Performance on Licensure Exam:

2019 2018 2017
NCLEX RN Pass Rate Day 97.4% 97%

100%

NCLEX RN Pass Rate Night 91.3%

N/A

100%

 

Program Graduation Rate

2019

2018

2017

Day Graduation Rate, 3 year

82.7% 85.3% 

85.2%

Night Graduation Rate, 3 year

81.6% N/A

61.2%

 

Job Placement Rates

2019

2018

2017
Day 100%

100%

100%

Night

100%

N/A

100%


 

Employment Opportunities: 

Registered Nurses may choose to work in hospitals, physician’s offices, home health care agencies, nursing homes and outpatient care centers. Other career opportunities include government agencies, social assistance agencies and educational services.