Union University is a private, four-year liberal arts university, founded in 1823, and affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. As an institution that is Baptist by tradition and evangelical by conviction, Union University has a heritage of academic excellence and is well known for providing a qualitatively distinctive Christian education.
The School of Nursing began in the early 1960’s and prides itself on providing an excellent academic foundation in preparing undergraduate and graduate nursing students to serve the Lord according to their specialty of interest. The university is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) while the School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) with specialty accreditation for the nurse anesthesia track by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
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. This is accomplished through enrollment in one of the 18 different educational tracks in our BSN, MSN, or Post-Master’s DNP program. The BSN Program offerings include the Traditional BSN, LPN-BSN, Accelerated BSN, and RN-BSN. The MSN Program offerings include an MSN in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Nurse Practitioner with Post-Master Certificates available in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Nurse Practitioner. The post-master’s DNP Program offerings include Executive Leadership, Nurse Anesthesia, and Nurse Practitioner.
A Message from the Dean
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the School of Nursing at Union University! For more than 50 years, the School of Nursing has been preparing graduates to serve as the hands of Christ in the profession of Nursing. This preparation is based on providing academic excellence in the context of a Christ-centered environment that allows the nursing graduate to be well prepared in serving patients in their chosen area of service. In preparing nursing graduates, the students have the opportunity to gain significant mentoring from the faculty in the classroom, clinical settings, and on the mission field while being exposed to a high fidelity advanced simulation environment that contains our METI and Gaumard family of simulators.
While the School of Nursing has focused on preparing entry-level nursing graduates for many years, the educational opportunities continue to grow at Union University. The School of Nursing offers the baccalaureate (BSN), master (MSN), and Post Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) educational opportunities. The School of Nursing partners with the Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice, which serves as one of the most advanced simulation and laboratory environments in the southern part of the US. http://www.uu.edu/centers/healthcare/. This Center is located on the Jackson Campus.
It is my prayer that if God is leading you to become a professional nurse or gain further academic preparation as a graduate prepared nurse, you will take the time to visit Union University and consider the School of Nursing as the first step in preparing for the calling that God has placed on your heart.
Tim Smith, PhD, CRNA, APN
Admissions for All Campuses
All admissions documentation should be sent to Jackson regardless of degree or campus.
Phone: 731-661-6545 or 731-661-6542