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East Tennessee State University

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Providing a Higher Degree of Care

 The College of Nursing is a leader in nursing education at bachelor, masters and doctoral levels and nationally recognized for its nurse-managed health centers, rural focus, interdisciplinary programs, and community partnerships.


A History of Achievement & Recognition

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Home to one of the largest Nursing Programs in the state of Tennessee

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Highly qualified Faculty serve our Students

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We operate 7 Nurse-Led Clinics in rural Northeast Tennessee

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Our flagship Johnson City Community Health Center received PCMH recognition from NCQA.

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Named as the 17th most affordable online Master's in Nursing Administration by BestDegreePrograms.org

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Named as one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges in the nation for the Nurse Practitioner Degree Program by SR Education Group

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Named as a 2018 Top 100 DNP Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

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The only Graduate Online Nursing Degree Program ranked in the Top 100 in the State of Tennessee by US News & World Report in 2018

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Ranked 28th in Best Online Nursing Degree Programs by US News & World Report in 2018

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 Ranked as the 5th most affordable nursing degree in the state of Tennessee

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Among the top 30% of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes.

 


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College of Nursing Clinical Rotation, Research, and Grant Requests

If you wish to complete a precepted clinical placement, conduct research at, or submit a grant for one of the ETSU College of Nursing, nurse-led clinics, please review the information below:

Clinical Rotations Request Process and Requirements for College of Nursing Clinics

CLINICAL ROTATION REQUEST PROCESS

To request a clinical rotation within the College of Nursing (CON) Nurse-Led Clinics (Johnson City Community Health Center, Johnson City Downtown Day Center, University Health Center, Hancock County School Based Health Center, or Mountain City Extended Hours Health Center please follow the process and timeline below:

To be considered for a clinical rotation all requests must be submitted to Lisa Bowen via email in the Office of Practice addressed to , on or after the dates listed below with “Clinical Rotation Request” in the subject line of the email.  These dates will remain the same year to year.

Spring Semester: July 1

Summer Semester: November 1

Fall Semester: February 1

EXAMPLE:  To request a rotation for Spring 2019, requests will be accepted no earlier than 7/01/18.

The following information must be included in your request for consideration:

  • Student Name
  • E# (If ETSU Student)
  • Student Email
  • Phone Number
  • School Attending
  • Program (FNP, DNP, etc.)
  • Expected Graduation Date
  • Which specialty is being requested (Adult, Pediatrics, Women’s Health)
  • Number of Hours Needed
  • Preferred Clinical Site (JCCHC, JCDDC, UHC, HCSBHC, MCEHHC)
  • Date confirmation of acceptance into program needed by

CON CLINICAL ROTATION REQUIREMENTS

Upon acceptance by the Office of Practice to complete a clinical rotation within the CON Clinics students must provide the following prior to beginning their clinical rotation:

  1. Criminal Background Checkcompleted within the past 12 months

  2. Proof of Immunizations:
    • Influenza – 1 dose of vaccine annually
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - two doses (dose #1 now, #2 at least 28 days later or positive titer indicating immunity)
    • Hepatitis B – 3 dose series (dose #1 now, #2 in 1 month, #3 approximately 5 months after #2 or positive titer indicating immunity)
    • Tdap or Td Booster – one dose of vaccine within the past 10 years
    • Varicella – 2 dose series 4 weeks apart or positive titer indicating immunity
  3. Evidence of negative TB skin test annually, or chest x-ray if positive

  4. Completion and/or proof of ETSU HIPAA Part One and HIPAA Part Two Training

  5. Completion and/or proof of ETSU Pathogen Training

  6. Completion and/or proof of ETSU Portable Fire Extinguishers Training

  7. Completion and/or proof of ETSU Hazard Communication Standard Training

  8. Completion and/or proof of ETSU Emergency Preparedness Training

  9. Proof of CPR Certification

  10. Completion and proof of Electronic Health Records (EHR) Basic Training (Please contact Lisa Bowen in Office of Practice for your specific training requirements)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CON STUDENTS:  Clinical Requirements for the CON Clinics very closely aligns with requirements ETSU CON students had to meet upon acceptance into their program.  Therefore, much of the required documentation may already have been uploaded to Project Concert.  Upon acceptance, your documentation in Project Concert will be reviewed by the Office of Practice, and you will receive notification of any additional documentation or updates needed to your file. 

Documentation required by both the CON and CON Clinics are listed above in italics.  Documentation listed in bold is additional information required by CON Clinics above and beyond the CON requirements.

Student Research and Practice Project Requests with College of Nursing Clinics

Students who need to implement a project within any of the College of Nursing (CON) Nurse-Led Clinics (Johnson City Community Health Center, Johnson City Downtown Day Center, University Health Center, Hancock County School Based Health Center, or Mountain City Extended Hours Health Center please follow the process and timeline below:

To have a project considered for implementation all requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to proposed start date.  Requests should be sent to Lisa Bowen via email in the Office of Practice addressed to with “Student Research & Practice Project Requests” in the subject line of the email.

The following information must be included in your request for project implementation:

  • Student Name
  • E#
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • School Attending
  • Program
  • Name of Project
  • Objective
  • Summary of Project
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval required? (If yes, please indicate status of IRB.  Once approved please submit copy of IRB Approval Letter)
  • Implementation Timeframe/Date
  • Will you need Electronic Health Record (EHR) data?

Please Note:  If your project requires you to be on location within the CON, or if you require access to EHR or other confidential patient information, you may be required to meet certain other requirements not listed above.  These requirements will be discussed with you in further detail upon acceptance of your project.

Grant Implementation Requests for College of Nursing Clinics

Any students/faculty that are writing a grant for submission with the intention of implementing  at one of the College of Nursing CON Clinical sites must submit requests for implementation at least four weeks prior to the grant submission deadline.  Requests should be sent to Lisa Bowen via email in the Office of Practice addressed to with “Grant Implementation Request” in the subject line of the email.

The following information must be included in your request for grant implementation:

  • Principle Investigator (PI)/Project Director (PD) name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • College of Employment/Title
  • Name of Project
  • Project Timeline
  • Submission Deadline
  • Abstract
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval required?
  • Letter of Support Requested?

 


 

Tlogohe Baccalaureate degree in nursing program, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at East Tennessee State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

 

acen logoThe ACEN Board of Commissioners has granted continuing accreditation status to the MSN program, including post-master's certification options.

CONTACT INFO
3343 Peachtree Road NE, suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
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Web: www.acenursing.org


Notice:
Regulatory requirements governing student clinical vary by state and are subject to change. Clinical placement outside of Tennessee is contingent upon approval by the appropriate regulatory bodies and will be evaluated on an individual basis upon admission to the program. Currently, placement in North Carolina and Virginia is allowed.

 

NCLEX-RN First-Attempt Pass Rates

The National Council Licensure Examination, (NCLEX)-RN is the nationally recognized exam for the licensing of Registered Nurses. After graduation from ETSU College of Nursing one takes the NCLEX-RN and upon successful completion receives his/her Registered Nurse licensure.

NCLEX-RN First-Attempt Pass Rates:  
2016-2017 = 95.0%

 

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