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College of Nursing

East Tennessee State University

Excellence everyday in Nursing Education, Research, and Practice

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Interprofessional Education

The College of Nursing is a member of the ETSU Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) and and a major responsibility for AHSCs is to educate the healthcare workforce of the future. Not only do we focus on developing clinical judgment, problem-solving, and diagnostic and treatment skills. We also emphasize educating health professionals to successfully work as a member of a collaborative care team.


Academic Health Sciences Center

The College of Nursing, in conjunction with the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, and the College of Public Health, comprises the ETSU Academic Health Sciences Center, which enrolls over 4,000 students across 35 degree programs and is a significant provider of health care professionals for our region.

These educational programs affiliate with Ballad Health, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Frontier Health, and numerous clinics and care delivery sites through the region. In addition, our medical, nursing, dental hygiene, speech and hearing clinics provide greater than 215,000 patient visits per year and greater than $4 million per year in uncompensated care to people of our region.

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Nurse Managed Clinics

Since 1990, the College Of Nursing has established a network of nurse-led practice sites that now provide nearly 30,000 primary care and outreach visits each year to underserved clients in the upper northeast Tennessee region through our 7 nurse-led clinics. Nurse-led health care is currently being delivered in clinics located in Johnson City, Washington County, Mountain City (Johnson County) and Sneedville (Hancock County). These clinics are comprised of community health centers, school based health centers, student health clinic, and our Johnson City Day Center which provides care for the homeless.

The practices are funded from capitation; revenue generation; community organizations; hospitals; local, state and federal grants; and service contracts. The Faculty Practice Network has an annual budget of 3.7 million dollars.

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Faculty Research

The mission of the Center for Nursing Research is to advance nursing faculty members' ability to conduct and disseminate credible nursing and inter-professional research and scholarship, support nursing students at all levels in their learning related to research and manage evaluation processes in the College of Nursing.

The support provided by the Center for Nursing Research includes, but is not limited to research design/methodology consultation, survey construction, research planning, database creation, statistical consultation, and routing of proposal forms.


Academic Programs

The ETSU College of Nursing understands the diverse needs, backgrounds and demands of students in the current environment. Our College offers programs to meet the wide array of student needs.

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Nursing Innovation

The ETSU College of Nursing is current with the latest in Evidence-Based Practice, Evidence-Based Teaching, instructional technology, and simulation. We strive to provide a learning environment that enriches the nursing education experience, while providing the hands-on and high-touch experience students require to develop the competencies required to succeed in the field of nursing.

Through augmented reality, high-fidelity simulation, and telepresence, we provide an educational experience that engages and empowers our students.



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