New! Nursing School Campus in Knoxville, TN
To train additional caring and skilled nurses, Tennova Healthcare - Turkey Creek Medical Center and Jersey College have collaborated to establish a School of Nursing on campus, serving the greater Knoxville and Knox County area. The Jersey College Hospital-Based Professional Nursing Program at Tennova Healthcare - Turkey Creek Medical Center is a six-semester program, culminating in an Associate Degree in nursing, providing its graduates with opportunities to become a registered nurse. Inaugural classes begin in May and students can enroll now.
“Jersey College and Tennova Healthcare - Turkey Creek Medical Center have worked together for many months to develop a unique nursing education experience,” said Greg Karzhevsky, Chancellor of Jersey College. “From our initial meetings, the Tennova Healthcare - Turkey Creek Medical Center leadership team has shared our vision for this collaborative model of educating future nurses to care for patients in the Knoxville and Knox County area.”
With more than 10,000 square feet of classroom and office space, 1,500 square feet in the skills lab, 7 classrooms and student study rooms and lounge space, the Knoxville program combines the teaching experience of a college and the clinical expertise of a hospital. This hospital‐based track offers students the ability to learn the art and science of nursing from within a hospital setting. Students are able to experience a seamless transition from classroom theory to clinical application.
“The need for nurses in this market and across the country has been high for some time and is expected to continue,” says Tony Benton, CEO, Tennova Healthcare - East Market.“ Among other factors driving need, nurses have many employment options. We believe that engaging with well-educated students to share the values, philosophies and practices of Tennova Healthcare will help us care for our communities into the future.”
To learn more about Jersey College at Tennova Healthcare - Turkey Creek Medical Center or begin the enrollment process, visit jerseycollege.edu/campuses/tennessee/knoxville-tn or call 865-500-3026.