Nursing Schools in Tennessee

The state of Tennessee is home to 87 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 54 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Tennessee.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Tennessee

Listed below are all nursing schools in Tennessee. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 87 nursing schools in the state of Tennessee. And according to our database 1 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
University of Tennessee - Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, TN
Programs offered: Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral BSN
100.0%
1
The University of Tennessee-Martin
Location: Martin, TN
Programs offered: BSN
99.0%
2
Motlow State Community College
Location: Tullahoma, TN
Programs offered: ADN
96.7%
3
Nashville State Community College
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: ADN
96.7%
3
Chattanooga State Community College
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
96.0% 78.0%
4
14
Tennessee Technological University
Location: Cookeville, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
96.0%
4
Fortis Institute-Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: ADN
96.0%
4
Bethel University
Location: McKenzie, TN
Programs offered: BSN
95.3%
5
Jackson State Community College
Location: Jackson, TN
Programs offered: ADN
95.3%
5
Austin Peay State University
Location: Clarksville, TN
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
93.7%
6
Carson-Newman University
Location: Jefferson City, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to BSN
92.3%
7
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Location: Memphis, TN
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN
91.7%
8
Lincoln Memorial University
Location: Harrogate, TN
Programs offered: ADN BSN Masters RN to BSN
91.7%
8
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
91.7%
8
Union University
Location: Jackson, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN
91.3%
9
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
90.7%
10
Columbia State Community College
Location: Columbia, TN
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
90.3% 11
Pellissippi State Community College
Location: Knoxville, TN
Programs offered: ADN
90.0% 12
Roane State Community College
Location: Harriman, TN
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
89.3% 13
Dyersburg State Community College
Location: Dyersburg, TN
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
88.7% 14
Walters State Community College
Location: Morristown, TN
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
88.7% 14
South College
Location: Knoxville, TN
Programs offered: BSN
88.3% 15
University of Memphis
Location: Memphis, TN
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
88.0% 16
Northeast State Community College
Location: Blountville, TN
Programs offered: ADN
87.7% 17
East Tennessee State University
Location: Johnson City, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN
87.3% 18
Belmont University
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
87.0% 19
Concorde Career College-Memphis
Location: Memphis, TN
Programs offered: ADN
86.7% 20
Middle Tennessee State University
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to BSN
86.0% 21
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Location: Memphis, TN
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
85.3% 22
Cumberland University
Location: Lebanon, TN
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN
84.3% 23
Southern Adventist University
Location: Collegedale, TN
Programs offered: ADN BSN
83.7% 24
Aquinas College
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: ADN RN to BSN BSN
83.0% 25
Freed-Hardeman University
Location: Henderson, TN
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN ADN
80.0% 26
Lipscomb University
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: BSN
78.3% 27
Cleveland State Community College
Location: Cleveland, TN
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
78.0% 28
King University
Location: Bristol, TN
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
75.3% 29
Tennessee State University
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: ADN BSN LPN to ADN
74.8% 30
Trevecca Nazarene University
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: BSN
73.3% 31
Martin Methodist College
Location: Pulaski, TN
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
70.3% 32
Tusculum College
Location: Greeneville, TN
Programs offered: BSN
68.0% 33
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
95.0%
1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris
Location: Paris, TN
Programs offered: LPN
93.3%
2
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson
Location: Dickson, TN
Programs offered: LPN
92.7%
3
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
92.3%
4
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown
Location: Morristown, TN
Programs offered: LPN
92.0%
5
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton
Location: Elizabethton, TN
Programs offered: LPN
89.0%
6
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens
Location: Athens, TN
Programs offered: LPN
87.3%
7
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman
Location: Harriman, TN
Programs offered: LPN
86.0%
8
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
Location: Memphis, TN
Programs offered: LPN
85.0%
9
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston
Location: Livingston, TN
Programs offered: LPN
84.3%
10
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald
Location: Hohenwald, TN
Programs offered: LPN
82.7% 11
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Programs offered: LPN
81.5% 12
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville
Location: Crossville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
79.0% 13
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville
Location: Hartsville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
79.0% 13
Christian Brothers University
Location: Memphis, TN
Programs offered: RN to BSN BSN
Fisk University
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: BSN
Milligan College
Location: Milligan College, TN
Programs offered: BSN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington
Location: Covington, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump
Location: Crump, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro
Location: Jacksboro, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson
Location: Jackson, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville
Location: McMinnville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern
Location: Newbern, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski
Location: Pulaski, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley
Location: Ripley, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville
Location: Shelbyville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville
Location: Whiteville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Location: Athens, TN
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral
Lee University
Location: Cleveland, TN
Programs offered: BSN
Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville - Westmoreland
Location: Westmoreland, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Blount Memorial Hospital
Location: Maryville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center
Location: Nashville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Jamestown-Fentress Co. Campus
Location: Jamestown, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Alamo
Location: Alamo, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Ashland City
Location: Ashland City, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Brownsville
Location: Brownsville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Columbia
Location: Columbia, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Franklin
Location: Waverly, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Greeneville
Location: Greeneville, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Kingsport
Location: Kingsport, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Lexington
Location: Lexington, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Red Boiling Springs
Location: Red Boiling Springs, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Spring Hill
Location: Spring Hill, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Tazewell
Location: Tazewell, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Waynesboro
Location: Waynesboro, TN
Programs offered: LPN
Tennessee Technology Center at Winchester
Location: Winchester, TN
Programs offered: LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Nashville (Closed in 2016)
ADN

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Tennessee's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average