Division Overview


For information concerning applications into future nursing programs contact division chair.


  • ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Baker, Catlin, Decker, Martin
  • ADJUNCT FACULTY: A. Richardson

The mission of the Martin Methodist College Division of Nursing is to prepare nurses at the baccalaureate level of academic rigor, based on the liberal arts and sciences, who are critical thinkers, lifelong learners and leaders in the profession.

The Division of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. After successful completion of the pre-licensure program, students are eligible to apply to the Tennessee State Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN (registered nurse licensure examination). The nursing program has full approval of the Tennessee State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The Division of Nursing prepares the professional nurse for leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. A variety of agencies in South Central Tennessee and Northern Alabama are used as clinical learning facilities for students. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Martin Methodist College as well as assigned clinical agencies. Clinical experiences are selected to augment nursing theory and provide the learner with the opportunity to develop clinical competencies in the delivery of entry level nursing care. Graduates are prepared to:

  1. use critical thinking, the nursing processes, core nursing knowledge and competencies to design, provide, and manage safe, cost effective, evidence-based, culturally sensitive, patient-centered care in a variety of settings for patients across the lifespan;
  2. collaborate with patients, intra- and inter-professional healthcare providers, and healthcare systems to engage in risk reduction, illness prevention, health promotion, maintenance, and restorative interventions;
  3. use entry level technical, psychomotor, and communication strategies and informatics to establish holistic data bases; support patient advocacy, intra- and inter-professional collaboration, information management, and quality improvement; understand and participate in policy formation; and promote safety within the health care system;
  4. implement professional nursing values, conduct, and scope of practice standards with responsibility and accountability to culturally diverse patients, employers, society, and self;
  5. use historical/current trends and legal, ethical, social, economic, and political issues to understand and participate in changing practice environments and policy formation within the healthcare system;
  6. engage in activities that promote an understanding of patient, family, and community value systems and the recognition and resolution of dissonance between patient health care preferences and those of the health care team;
  7. implement entry level leadership skills to ensure quality of care, establish evidence-based outcomes when possible, and in delivering direct and indirect safe, therapeutic patient-centered care.

On completion of the baccalaureate nursing program, graduates will be prepared as generalists for entry-level practice to meet the following competency outcomes:

  1. Use Evidence based practice to provide, design, and manage safe, culturally sensitive, and cost effective patient centered nursing care to clients across the life span in all settings.
  2. Incorporate inter-professional communication in all aspects of care with clients, colleagues, and community partners.
  3. Integrate evidence based practice, nursing theory, and knowledge from other disciplines to guide nursing practice.
  4. Assume professional responsibility and legal/ethical accountability in professional nursing practice.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency with informatics and information systems to provide, manage, and document safe, effective, patient centered care.

The nursing curriculum builds on a foundation of liberal arts and science courses that provide the basis for critical thinking, decision-making, communication, therapeutic nursing interventions and leadership. The purpose of the proposed basic pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program is to prepare a graduate to practice nursing as a generalist at the entry level.

For more information about performance requirements, program cost, and admissions, click here.  

If you have question please call 931-424-4663 or email adhughes@martinmethodist.edu


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Pulaski, TN 38478


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