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Nursing Program - LPN Mobility

Overview

Group Advising Session: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 4:30pm, Zoom. (Zoom link)

RSCC offers an LPN Mobility option. LPNs who qualify for admission and graduate from this program receive the same degree as traditional nursing students. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Specific information regarding the LPN Mobility admission process and requirements for admission are available in the online RSCC college catalog and the Nursing Admission Packet. Availability of this program is dependent on the number of qualified applicants each year.

The Roane State Nursing Program is two years of intensive study in patient-centered nursing care. Upon successful completing of the program of study, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. The course of study includes both classroom and clinical aspects of nursing. There are two program options: Traditional and LPN Mobility. The graduates of Roane State Community College nursing program are able to provide highly skilled nursing care to patients and families in a variety of health care settings.

During the first year of the nursing program, students usually spend six hours per week in a clinical setting as well as six hours per week in the nursing skills lab. During the second year, the clinical rotation typically requires twelve hours per week in a clinical setting. The size of the clinical groups allow students individualized attention and clinical instruction. Highly qualified, professional nursing faculty instructs students.

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Program, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of this exam is required to practice as a Registered Nurse. More detailed information about this process is available at the Tennessee Board of Nursing website, under the Board of Nursing Rules and Regulation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

Program Options

Program Curriculum

The curriculums are listed in the catalog.

Location

The Nursing Division Office is located on the main campus in Harriman. Nursing classes are only offered at the Oak Ridge campus. Roane State is affiliated with a variety of health care facilities in the area, which serve as sites for clinical experiences. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to these facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Program Outcome Data

Accreditation

The Associate Degree nursing program at Roane State Community College at the Harriman Campus located in Harriman, TN 37748, the Knox County Center for Health Sciences located at 132 Hayfield Road, Knoxville, TN 37922 and the Oak Ridge Branch Campus located at 701 Briarcliff Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830 is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 39326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.

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Admission Requirements

Group Advising Session: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 4:30pm, Zoom. (Zoom link)

Note: All eligibility requirements for both options of the nursing program (traditional and LPN Mobility) must be completed prior to the application deadline, which is the 4th Friday in January.

Packets and Applications

Core Performance Criteria

See catalog

Admission and Program Requirements

See catalog

Additional Expenses

There are a variety of expenses associated with the nursing program in addition to the tuition and fees. These additional expenses may equal or exceed $2,500 per year. One expense is the cost of transportation to and from class and clinical. Other required expenses include the following:

The greatest additional expenses (other than the cost of transportation) may be expected prior to admission and in the first and last semesters. All expenses are subject to change.

Transferring Students

See catalog

Readmission Procedures

See catalog

Traditional Option

Traditional Option

Faculty and Staff

Contact

Health Sciences Admission Advisor
Michael Burtch
(865) 354-3000, ext. 4705
hsnadmissions@roanestate.edu

Administrative Staff

Dr. Patricia Jenkins
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4809
Dean of Health Sciences

Tammy Robinette
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4708
Administrative Assistant

Michael P Burtch
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4705
Health Sciences Admission Advisor

Faculty

Dr. Michelle R Cash
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4292
Program Director and Assistant Professor

Janice S Belbeck
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4284
Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Donna G Boxell
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4461
Assistant Professor

Dr. Becky Fields
Click above for email address
865-354-3000 4134
Associate Professor

Heather Gregg
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4932
Assistant Professor

Teresa L Lucas
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4148
Associate Professor

Gabriel McAteer
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4259
Assistant Professor

Vickie F Pierce
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4775
Associate Professor

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Post Retirement

Dr. Charity S Stanley
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 2045
Assistant Professor

Elizabeth A Thomas
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4258
Assistant Professor

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