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School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Celebrating 50 Years

As you confront the challenges of nursing and the healthcare community in the twenty-first century, you’ll want the finest preparation available. That’s what you’ll find as a nursing student at Union University: a first-tier faculty that will equip you with the professional skills you need for success, yet will also take an interest in you as a person. READ MORE

Empowerment. Flexibility. A commitment to the individual. A spirit of Christian service. At Union University, those principles serve as a foundation for the study of nursing. If you want to reach your professional goals and have a great time along the way, we’ll get you there!

The School of Nursing has been widely recognized for a record of achievement, including:

  • A 100 percent job placement rate in recent years
  • An award-winning faculty
  • Fully accredited BSN, MSN and DNP programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • The new Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice is enrolling students and gained full approval from CCNE in 2011.
  • Opportunities for practical clinical experience in diverse healthcare delivery settings, from acute care hospitals to nursing homes to community-based settings, such as home health and hospice programs, school clinics, and occupational settings.
  • Small classes and individual attention in an environment of Christ-centered higher education.

Purpose of the School of Nursing

The purpose of the School of Nursing is to prepare competent professional nurses who provide caring therapeutic interventions to meet the health needs of culturally diverse persons.

Mission of the School of Nursing

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is to be excellence-driven, Christ-centered, people-focused, and future-directed while preparing qualified individuals for a career in the caring, therapeutic, and teaching profession of nursing.

The mission of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to prepare graduates for advanced professional nursing practice with specific functional and clinical abilities.

The mission of the postmaster’s certificate program is to prepare graduates for advanced professional nursing practice with specific functions and clinical abilities.

The mission of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is to prepare experts inspecialized advanced nursing practice with a Christ-centered focus.

Conceptual Framework for School of Nursing

The School of Nursing addresses six concepts. The four main concepts in nursing are person, environment, health, and nursing. Two additional concepts are professional nursing practice and educational process.

Administrative Office

Chairs

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Student Organizations

Outside the classroom, you’ll enjoy opportunities for fellowship and building professional relationships through several nursing organizations:

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Recent News

Harden named to AANP Fellows program

Kelly Harden, director of Union’s Doctor of Nursing Practice track and associate dean of graduate programs in the School of Nursing, was selected to the 2014 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners program.  Harden’s selection to FAANP was based on her accomplishments and her... - READ MORE

MORE STORIES
  • 6/25/2014 - Union Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary
  • 8/29/2013 - School of Nursing receives BSN-DNP accreditation
  • 8/12/2013 - Union nursing alumnus memorialized in award
  • 4/2/2013 - Union doctoral student McHenry named nursing dean at OBU
  • 2/14/2013 - FedEx flight simulation aids healthcare simulation research
  • 2/13/2013 - Union’s online graduate nursing program scores high in USNWR rankings
  • 1/16/2013 - Nurse practitioner students complete final project demonstrating Union’s core values
  • 9/13/2012 - Union School of Nursing to host Region 8 conference
  • 10/11/2011 - Union University Germantown to host end-of-life simulation Oct. 19

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5/17/14 - Deborah Anderson, nursing graduate, holds her nephew following Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - MiKalla Cotton
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Deborah Anderson, nursing graduate, holds her nephew following Spring Commencement Services at the Oman Arena. - MiKalla Cotton

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12/14/13 - Lindsey Lowrie, nursing graduate, accepts her diploma during Fall Commencement Services.  - Jacob Moore
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Lindsey Lowrie, nursing graduate, accepts her diploma during Fall Commencement Services. - Jacob Moore
352 receive degrees during Union’s December commencement   

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12/14/13 - Amy Little, masters of nursing graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her diploma during the Fall Commencement Services. - Matt McDaniel
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Amy Little, masters of nursing graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her diploma during the Fall Commencement Services. - Matt McDaniel
352 receive degrees during Union’s December commencement   

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12/14/13 - Kristen Fite, nursing graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her diploma during the Fall Commencement Services at West Jackson Baptist Church. - Matt McDaniel
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Kristen Fite, nursing graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her diploma during the Fall Commencement Services at West Jackson Baptist Church. - Matt McDaniel
352 receive degrees during Union’s December commencement   

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Items of Note
Applications/Admissions
Admissions Contact Information
Enrolled Student Contact Information
  • Paula Karnes, Coordinator, Undergraduate Nursing Program, Jackson Campus
    pkarnes@uu.edu - 731-661-5125
  • Wendy Glass, Coordinator, Undergraduate Nursing Program, Germantown Campus
    wglass@uu.edu - 901-312-1901
  • Cathy Wright, Coordinator, Undergraduate Nursing Program, Hendersonville Campus
    cwright@uu.edu - 615-447-2532
  • Elsie Cressman, Coordinator, MSN - Nurse Anesthesia Program
    ecressma@uu.edu - 731-661-5124
  • Jo Anna Tacker, Coordinator, Graduate Programs (except Anesthesia)
    jtacker@uu.edu - 901-312-1949
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