Northeast State Nursing Program

Welcome from the Dean of Nursing!

Welcome to the Northeast State Community College division of Nursing Web site. We are pleased you are interested in our nursing program.

Northeast State Community College offers an associate of applied science degree in Nursing. After completion of specific general education courses, the nursing curriculum consists of two (2) years of coursework. Nursing courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters allowing nursing students to rest during the summer!

With successful completion of all course and program requirements for the associate of applied science in Nursing, you will earn an A.A.S. degree and be eligible for the National Council of Licensing Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, you will be qualified to apply for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.

If I can be of further assistance to you, after previewing the information listed on this Web site, you may contact me by email at nursingmail@NortheastState.edu . Thank you again for your interest in the Northeast State Community College associate of applied science degree in Nursing!

Melessia D. Webb, Ed.D., RN
Dean of Nursing
Northeast State Community College   

The information below is an update from the Nursing Division. Please be sure you read thoroughly. If you have any questions, please contact the Division at nursingmail@NortheastState.edu 

Advisement 

The first line of advisement for any student interested in the Northeast State Nursing program is a Nursing Information Session. Although you probably attended one of these last year, it is recommended and advised to sign up and attend one now. This is imperative for those students making application to the nursing program in summer 2013. These sessions are conducted either by the dean of Nursing or one of the nursing faculty. Information presented is for any student, who might have an interest in the program, and for students currently enrolled as an AAS Nursing Major. 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.    

To register for a Nursing Information Session, log onto www.NortheastState.edu. At the bottom of this page, one will see Academic Programs, click here. Then at the top of the next page, an appointment can also be made by clicking on the “Schedule an Appointment”. This provides those interested in attending an information session options regarding the day and time he/she would like to attend.   

Applying to the Nursing Program
 

The Summer 2014 application can be reviewed and printed. All instructions needed to complete the application are within the application, including the date and time the application is due. If you have questions, please contact the Nursing Division at nursingmail@NortheastState.edu

The application deadline for the LPN to RN program for 2014 was March 3, 2014. Applications for the Summer Term 2015 LPN to RN program will be released in early spring 2015. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Laura Jones – LPN to RN Program Coordinator at lrjones@NortheastState.edu and/or Ms. Tammy Pennington – Completion Coach at trpennington@NortheastState.edu.   

Announcement: 

Northeast State Community College Nursing Program has received initial accreditation, from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and completed a site visit in Spring 2014.

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/ 

The Tennessee Board of Nursing granted the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS Nursing) program at Northeast State full approval at the state meeting on February 22, 2010.

May 2013 Northeast State AAS Nursing NCLEX-RN first attempt pass rate = 79.00%.

  Ms. Melessia D. Webb, Ed.D., RN
Dean of Nursing, Associate Professor
Northeast State Community College
Regional Center for Health Professions, Rm 209
423.354.5108
mdwebb@northeaststate.edu  
  Ms. Laura R. Jones, MSN, RN
LPN to RN Program Coordinator – Nursing
Northeast State Community College
2425 Highway 75, PO Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617-0246
Phone:423.354.5512
Fax: 423.245.4013
lrjones@NortheastState.edu  
  Ms. Susan O’Connor, Nursing Secretary
Nursing Secretary, Nursing Division
Northeast State Community College
Regional Center for Health Professions, Rm 210
423.354.5509
sfoconnor@NortheastState.edu  
  Ms. Deborah Lawson, Nursing Secretary
Nursing Secretary, Nursing Division
Northeast State Community College
Regional Center for Health Professions, Rm 208
423.354.5108
dalawson@NortheastState.edu  
  Ms. Tammy Pennington, MSN, RN
Completion Coach – Nursing
Northeast State Community College
Regional Center for Health Professions, Rm 213
Phone: 423.354.5508
Fax: 423.245.4013
trpennington@NortheastState.edu