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Nursing student with Sim man

Pre-Nursing Advising And Information Center


Welcome to the Pre-Nursing Advisement and Information Center 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 1000 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, such as Roane State Community College, Walters State Community College, and Lincoln Memorial University.

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 College, King College, Tennessee Technological University, UTC, MTSU, and The University of Tennessee.

We even have special articulation agreements with ETSU and Tennessee Wesleyan so that students who graduate from Pellissippi State with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing can transition smoothly into their RN to BSN programs.

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

We also have a Pre-Nursing Facebook page that serves as a source of information and encouragement.

Our goal in the Pre Nursing Advising and Information Center is to help you choose the best path on your road to success.  The Center, located in Alexander Building room 107, is open M-F, 8:30-5, with extended hours by appointment.  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.