Northeast State Nursing Program

Northeast State Community College offers two options for students wishing to pursue the associate of applied science degree in Nursing - the Traditional Option and the LPN to RN Option.  Click here to apply for the LPN to RN program  

Traditional Option: After being accepted by the College, specific pre-nursing general education courses must be completed prior to making application to the Nursing program. Nursing Program Traditional Option applications are accepted in summer semester with accepted students enrolling into nursing specific coursework in the fall semester. Nursing courses are completed in four semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring). After successful completion of coursework, students are awarded with an associates of applied science in Nursing Degree. Applicants are selected once a year with applications due during summer semester; applicants accepted begin classes in fall semester. 

LPN to RN Option:  After being accepted by the College, specific pre-nursing general education courses must be completed prior to making application to the Nursing program. Nursing Program LPN to RN Option applications are accepted in spring semester with accepted students enrolling into nursing specific coursework in the summer semester. Nursing courses are completed in three semesters (summer, fall, spring). After successful completion of coursework, students are awarded with an associates of applied science in Nursing Degree. Applicants are selected once a year with applications due during spring semester; applicants accepted begin classes in summer semester.

The associate of applied science degree in Nursing prepares individuals to become Registered Nurses. After completing the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, individuals are qualified to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) following approval by the State Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, one holds the title of a Registered Nurse (RN) and may enter the healthcare industry as an RN.

The associate degree RN is a generalist whose practice encompasses the interrelated roles of care provider, manager of care, and a member of the comprehensive healthcare team. Assessment, caring interventions, clinical decision making, collaboration, communication, managing care, professional behaviors, and teaching and learning characterize this role.

Northeast State Nursing Program
Regional Center for Health Professions
300 West Main Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
423.354.5108
nursingmail@NortheastState.edu  

Advisement

The first line of advisement for any student interested in the Northeast State Nursing program is a Nursing Information Session. These sessions are conducted either by the nursing faculty. During an Information Session, material presented is geared towards any student who might have an interest in the nursing program. The session begins with program goals and outcomes and progresses into making application to Northeast State, followed by detailed information regarding pre-requisite courses which are required to be completed prior to making application to nursing. Information is also presented about ranking each nursing applicant once application has been made. Courses specific to nursing, once a student has been accepted into the program, is also shared along with the amount of time a student needs to set aside for studying once admitted to the program in order to be successful.

The Nursing Division uses online scheduling for Information Sessions and student advisement appointments. To register for an Information Session or student advisement appointment, click on “Schedule an Appointment with Your Faculty Advisor” to the left.

ACEN Accreditation and TN Board of Nursing Approval:

Northeast State Community College Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone 1.404.975.5000
Web address http://www.acenursing.org/

Northeast State Community College Nursing Program is fully approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone 1.615.532.5166
Web address www.health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/index.htm

Northeast State NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rates:  
Class of May 2016 = 86.7%