Vol State Livingston admits first nursing students

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Enrolled in the Vol State at Livingston’s new two-year RN degree program are, front row from left, Heather Martin, of Sparta, Deidre Miller, of Gainesboro, Gracie White, of Chestnut Mound, Taylor Ledbetter, of Livingston, back row, Mary Williams, of Smithville, Kristin O’Neill, of Gainesboro, Tara Medley, of Livingston, Melvin Elias, of Cookeville, Lindsey Vanhooser, of Cookeville, Jennifer J. Patrick, of Cookeville, Nikki Meisenzahl, of Rickman, and, not pictured, Harley Collins, of Cookeville.

Volunteer State Community College’s new Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is now available. The first cohort of nursing students started the program in May.

Each year, a limited number of students will be admitted to the program at the Gallatin and Livingston campuses. The nursing program application will be available in the spring, with classes starting in the summer.

Students interested in the Vol State Nursing degree program should enroll in classes now to make sure that all prerequisites are met. All general education, science, and elective courses required for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing must be complete or in progress at the time of application and completed before beginning the program.

Graduates will be eligible to apply to sit for National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Classes are designed to fit with university programs, allowing students to continue their studies for a bachelor of science nursing degree.

Vol State students can use the tuition-free TN Promise program for new high school graduates or the TN Reconnect program for adults who don’t already have a college degree. Many other forms of financial aid are available.

To get started visit www.volstate.edu/nursing or call (931) 823-7065 or visit the Livingston Campus at 113 Windle Community Road.