Nursing Pathway

Welcome to the Nursing Pathway at Pellissippi State Community College.

For many years, Pellissippi State has been known as the go-to place for students to take the prerequisite courses they need to apply to area nursing schools. Now, we have over 1200 students taking those courses with us!

Many of these students plan on applying to our own associate degree (AASN) RN program. Some may choose to apply to associate degree RN programs at other local colleges.

Other students may choose to take the necessary prerequisite courses to apply for admission to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs in East Tennessee. These include Tennessee Wesleyan College, East Tennessee State University, Lincoln Memorial University, Carson-Newman University, King University, Tennessee Technological University, UTC, MTSU, and The University of Tennessee.

Wherever you choose to go to nursing school, we are here to help you!

Our goal in Nursing Pathways Advising is to help you choose the best path to success. We are staffed by academic advisors who help you not just plan courses at registration, but help you locate resources for tutoring, make connections to other area schools, and share in your successes.


Need to schedule an appointment?

Download the Navigate Student app from the App Store or Google Play or login at

Step One:

  1. Log into MyPellissippi or Navigate App.
  2. Select Navigate (under online services).
  3. Login to School Account.
  4. If prompted, enter username and password (same as MyPellissippi login).
  5. Select Appointments (left side of page).
  6. Select Schedule an Appointment.
  7. Choose Type of Appointment-Advising, then “answer next question.”
  8. Choose Nursing Pathways, then “done for reason.” Select “continue to next step.”
  9. Choose your location: ONLINE.
  10. On “Who would you like to meet with," choose ADVISOR NAME, then “Done for location and staff.” Select “continue to next step.”
  11. Select date and time that best fits your schedule. Select “continue to next step.”
  12. Review the appointment information, select preferred reminder, and then “Confirm.”

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please revisit Navigate.

Step Two:

A separate Zoom room invite will be emailed to your Pellissippi State webmail the day of your appointment.

Nursing Pathways Advisors

Brian Gilpin: 865-225-2330
Jennifer Strader:
Karyn Raney:


General Advisors

Patricia Moore: 865-329-3147 Magnolia
Tara Wiloughby: 865-225-2336 Strawberry Plains

Contact Us

Brian Gilpin, Program Coordinator
Strawberry Plains Campus, ST3645

Jennifer Strader, Administrative Assistant
Strawberry Plains Campus, ST3646

Nursing Department Administrative Office
Strawberry Plains Campus, ST3646