1 knoxville campus B.S.N DEGREE PROGRAM BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING fort sanders nursing department
2 from the associate dean of nursing Robert Cornette, DNP, APRN Welcome to Tennessee Wesleyan College Knoxville Campus! We value you as a potential nursing student and hope you will find the information in this brochure helpful in making your college decision. Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department is a special place to learn and grow as a professional nurse. Please come and visit our nursing program and our faculty and staff team who are here to serve you. Give us a call today at (865) I think you will find that choosing Tennessee Wesleyan College and the Fort Sanders Nursing Department will be one of the best decisions you can make in your life. Our team looks forward to meeting you and getting to know you. tennessee wesleyan college & fort sanders school of nursing Established as a partnership between the former Fort Sanders School of Nursing in Knoxville and Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, this joint endeavor combines the long history of excellence in nursing education with the college tradition of providing quality, liberal arts education to meet the needs of the community. Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department is committed to higher education for professional nurses, lifelong learning and professional values. tennessee wesleyan college knoxville campus fort sanders nursing department 9845 cogdill road, knoxville, tennessee phone: (865) fax: (865)
3 OUTSTANDING REPUTATION Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department continues the rich heritage of the past with an outstanding reputation for program quality, clinical excellence, experienced faculty and exceptional educational facilities. The TWC-FSN department is fully approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and in 2007 received continued accreditation for the maximum period of ten (10) years from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). EXPERIENCED FACULTY The nursing faculty and staff at Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department have a passion for excellence and the profession of nursing. Since the program began in 2000, the National Council Licensure Examination - RN results reflect an average pass rate of 93%. With our expertise and vision, you will earn a valuable professional degree - your success will be based on our success. EXCEPTIONAL FACILITIES Clinical experiences will be selected to meet the specific outcomes set for each course to enhance the integration of theory to clinical practice. The program has access to clinical sites in Knoxville and the surrounding area including the facilities of Covenant Health, one of East Tennessee s largest and most comprehensive integrated healthcare delivery systems which includes Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Other clinical facilities include East Tennessee Children s Hospital, as well as community health and nursing home sites. All nursing courses are taught on the Knoxville campus off Pellissippi Parkway. student stories Faculty knew me as a person and recognized my goals to work in a cardiac unit. They ensured I had experiences and opportunities that prepared me for my career and facilitated expert clinical judgment, critical thinking and confidence in my knowledge and skills. The clinicals were outstanding. I had the chance to care for patients in the hospital and community... I even had an opportunity to develop personal relationships with my patients.
4 student stories The nursing faculty and staff were outstanding and supported me from the time I visited the office for initial information, filed my application, registered for classes, progressed through the curriculum and planned for graduation. The national job market has an increasing demand for nurses with very high employment rates and increasing salaries. A myriad of career opportunities awaits a TWC-FSN nursing graduate. The Fort Sanders Nursing Department at Tennessee Wesleyan College offers a baccalaureate degree (B.S.N.) to pre-licensure and Registered Nurse students. The program builds on general education courses in the humanities and natural and behavioral sciences which provide a breadth and depth of learning experiences with a strong foundation of Christian values. The upper division courses evolve from nursing competencies to promote optimum health, prevent illness, and provide end-of-life care with diverse populations in a variety of settings. program objective Our objective is to educate a professional nurse who will function as a provider of care, a manager of care and as an active member of the profession of nursing. The faculty is committed to providing the essential knowledge and abilities to enter professional practice as a generalist as well as developing a foundation for continuing education and graduate study. Students experience personal contact and close communication with experienced nursing faculty. Low clinical ratios provide an opportunity for meaningful and collaborative relationships between faculty and students. path to the b.s.n Application for admission to upper division nursing courses should be made in the fall semester of the sophomore year. Students will be selected in the spring for admission to the fall class. Selection will be based on, but not limited to, academic ability and achievement, high school and college transcripts, and personal interviews.
5 The program of study for the baccalaureate nursing student consists of eight consecutive semesters (four years). general education requirements for a b.s.n degree (62 semester hours) English: 6 semester hours Religion: 3 semester hours Chemistry: 4 semester hours Literature: 6 semester hours Math Elective: 3 semester hours Microbiology: 4 semester hours Sociology: 3 semester hours Statistics: 3 semester hours Orientation: 1 semester hour Psychology: 3 semester hours Speech/Public Speaking: 3 semester hours Ethics/Philosophy/UD Religion: 3 semester hours Nutrition: 3 semester hours History: 6 semester hours Anatomy/Physiology: 8 semester hours Fine Arts: 3 semester hours All college requirements are adjusted for applicants who have completed an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited post secondary institution. upper division nursing courses (64 semester hours) Pharmacology: 4 semester hours Health Assessment: 4 semester hours Role Preparation: 2 semester hours Foundations of Nursing: 6 semester hours Adult Health Nursing: 10 semester hours Advanced Nursing: 6 semester hours Pediatric Nursing: 5 semester hours Community Health Nursing: 4 semester hours Mental Health Nursing: 4 semester hours Maternal-Newborn Nursing: 5 semester hours Professional Issues: 2 semester hours Leadership/Management: 6 semester hours Research in Nursing: 2 semester hours Nursing Synthesis: 4 semester hours The Nursing Department uses a variety of teaching strategies to facilitate active participation in the learning process. The lecture/seminar method is used along with case studies, group projects, student presentations and computer adaptive learning vignettes to stimulate critical thinking and decision making.
6 The bachelor of science degree in nursing provides a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences during the freshman and sophomore years at the Tennessee Wesleyan College campus in Athens. Nursing courses begin during the junior year at the Knoxville campus with clinical practice in the healthcare organizations of Covenant Health, East Tennessee Children s Hospital and other area community health and nursing home sites. Professional education courses are taught by masters/doctorally prepared nurses who are excellent teachers with career experience in a variety of educational and clinical settings. b.s.n. sample plan Fall Semester freshman (twc athens campus) Spring Semester English 3 English 3 Chemistry 4 Microbiology 4 Psychology 3 Math Elective (excluding DSM) 3 History 3 History 3 Orientation 1 Sociology 3 14 hrs. 16 hrs. Fall Semester sophomore (twc athens campus) Spring Semester Literature 3 Literature/Foreign Language 3 Anatomy/Physiology I 4 Anatomy/Physicology II 4 Speech/Public Speaking 3 Ethics/Philosophy/UD Religion 3 Religion 3 Statistics 3 Nutrition 2 Fine Arts Elective 3 16 hrs. 16 hrs. Fall Semester junior (twc-fsn knoxville campus) Spring Semester 300 Foundations of Nursing Psych/Mental Health Nursing Pharmacology Maternal/Newborn Nursing Health Assessment Professional Issues Role Prep Adult Health Nursing I 5 16 hrs. 16 hrs. Fall Semester senior (twc-fsn knoxville campus) Spring Semester 405 Research in Nursing Advanced Nursing Pediatric Nursing Leadership/Management Community Health Nursing Nursing Synthesis Adult Health Nursing II 5 16 hrs. 16 hrs.
7 The RN-BSN student has diverse options of clinical sites in Knoxville and surrounding geographic areas. Scholarships and financial aid are provided for qualified applicants to the program. path to the b.s.n for registered nurses Our ON-LINE RN to BSN program offers a flexible schedule designed specifically for Registered Nurses returning to school to obtain the bachelor of science degree in nursing. An RN student can complete the requirements in a year or more depending on earned college credits and the rate at which courses are taken. Registered nurses returning to school for a bachelor of science degree in nursing usually have completed the 62 semester hours of general education courses. All College Requirements are adjusted for applicants who have completed an Associate of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. The RN student must complete 64 nursing credit hours. Thirty-three (33) of these credit hours are taken within the upper division nursing curriculum and the remaining 31 credit hours are placed in escrow based on previous nursing coursework. Students have the opportunity to challenge 12 credit hours (Pharmacology, Health Assessment and Advanced Nursing). Transition to Professional Nursing, a three-semester-hour course, must be taken for official admission to the nursing department. Summer Semester 305 Transition to Professional Nsg. 3 upper division course sample plan for the rn program Fall Semester Spring Semester 301 Pharmacology 4* 315 Professional Issues Health Assessment 4* 431 Advanced Nursing 4* 405 Research in Nursing Leadership/Management Community Health Nursing Nursing Synthesis 4 14 hrs. 16 hrs. *may be challenged
8 special programs Professional Initiation Ceremony A professional initiation ceremony is held the first semester of the program to enhance nursing professionalism. Center for Faith Community Nursing Faith Community Nursing is a new specialty recognized by the American Nurses Association and focuses on providing care to the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. The Center for Faith Community Nursing at Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department provides continuing education workshops for Faith Community Nurses and others interested in providing spiritual care to patients/ clients. A Faith Community Nurse training program will be offered as the need arises. Honor Society Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department is a member of the Rho Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. National Student Nurse Association The National Student Nurse Association is an organization of nursing students for the purpose of maintaining and promoting professional standards, providing a unified spirit among student nurses, and stimulating interest in the professional organization. Pinning Ceremony Tradition Prior to the annual Tennessee Wesleyan College commencement service, graduates of the Fort Sanders Nursing Department are recognized during a traditional nurse pinning ceremony, where awards are presented to the program s most outstanding students. student stories TWC Fort Sanders Nursing Department s intimate class size, small clinical ratios and one-on-one faculty attention are awesome. My professors really know me and take a personal interest in my growth and success. I really feel like I am having a super learning experience at TWC. Students care about each other and support one another through study groups and mentorships. Even when I feel like giving up, the faculty and my fellow students provide the encouragement I need.
9 Fort Sanders Nursing Department NURSING APPLICATION Application Deadline: January 15 Print or type information below. Tear along perforation and return this application along with the TWC Admission Application, and the $30 application fee to: Tennessee Wesleyan College; Fort Sanders Nursing Department; 9845 Cogdill Road; Knoxville, TN q Ms. q Mr. q Mrs. Name Last First Middle/Maiden Address Street City, State Zip Permanent Address (if different from above) Street City, State, Zip Home Phone ( ) Cell Phone ( ) Work Phone ( ) Address Social Security Number Date of Birth I am a (check one): q Basic Applicant (not currently a Registered Nurse) q Registered Nurse Applicant Will you have an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science prior to enrollment? q Yes q No Major: When would you like to begin Nursing courses? q Fall q Spring q Summer Year: Have you attended another Nursing program? q Yes q No If yes, list dates, name of school and reason for leaving ALL Applicants Employment: List work experiences within the last five (5) years, beginning with current or most recent position. Dates (From - To) Position Employer (City, State) Reason for Leaving Continued on Reverse Side
10 RN or LPN Applicants ONLY Nursing School Attended Location City, State, Zip Graduation Date q LPN Program q Diploma Program q Associate Degree Program State(s) Licensed RN License Number Expiration Date(s) State(s) Licensed LPN License Number Expiration Date(s) Have you ever had any disciplinary action against your nursing license? q Yes q No If yes, list state, dates, type of action and outcome Important Information for All Applicants Tennessee Law grants the Board of Nursing the power to deny licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) to any applicant who has been convicted of a crime. Applicants deemed ineligible for licensure will not be admitted to the nursing program. If you have questions, you should immediately consult the Associate Dean of the Nursing Department. Have you ever been convicted of a felony? q Yes q No If yes, explain Have you ever been convicted of a Class A, B or C misdemeanor? q Yes q No If yes, explain Criminal background checks are required as part of your admission process, and again prior to taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Do you have any health issues that may interfere with your ability to practice nursing and deliver safe and effective nursing care to patients? q Yes q No If yes, explain I certify that the information provided in this application is complete and true to the best of my knowledge. Signature Date Final acceptance to the Nursing Program is contingent upon completion of all general education courses required for years one and two. A physical examination, immunizations, criminal background check and CPR certification (Health Care Provider), will be required prior to final admission. Please have all official transcripts and recommendation forms sent to: TWC Fort Sanders Nursing Department; 9845 Cogdill Road; Knoxville, TN 37932
11 applicant checklist Please mail all completed applications, transcripts, etc. to: Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department 9845 Cogdill Road Knoxville, TN q Completed TWC Application for Admission (with $30 application fee payable to TWC) (Essay requirement is waived for nursing applicants.) q Completed Application for Upper Division Nursing q Submitted Official Copy of High School Transcript (request your high school send to TWC-FSN) q Submitted Copy of ACT Score (if taken in high school, score is reflected on h.s. transcript) q q Submitted Official Copies of ALL College Transcripts (request all colleges attended to send to TWC-FSN) Please keep us updated as pre-nursing courses are completed Submitted Official Copies of Advanced Placement or CLEP Scores. Transfer Students Only q Submitted Copy of Transfer Recommendation Form (send to current college to be completed and faxed to TWC-FSN) Reminder: In order to begin the evaluation process, please submit TWC Application, Nursing Application and Official Transcripts AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Testing and interviews are conducted in February/March to determine your acceptance to fall Nursing classes. You must be accepted by Tennessee Wesleyan College in order to be eligible for acceptance to upper division nursing courses. Tennessee Wesleyan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Decatur, GA. The nursing program has received full approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing, Nashville, TN, and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Washington, DC.
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