Lincoln Memorial University

Caylor School of Nursing

About the Nursing Programs

LMU's cornerstone belief is service to humanity, and few professions embody this belief like nursing. Nurses help people attain and regain wellness. In addition, nurses work with individuals, families, and community groups, helping them adapt to changes—in their needs, their roles, and their relationships—brought on by changes in health. At LMU, nursing students receive the training and education needed to become qualified nurses capable of succeeding in the 21st century health care environment. Students are also held to the high moral and ethical standards, as well as a sense of personal responsibility, that are vital to nursing.

NOTE: We thank you for your interest in our Nursing Programs here at LMU! Should you choose to apply, please remember, you can only apply for ONE program. If you are interested in our undergraduate programs, you may only apply for either the ASN or BSN. If you are having trouble deciding, please don’t hesitate to contact us in order to ask questions that will aid you in this decision. Thanks!”

For a list of degree programs and for more information on those programs, please choose a program on the left side menu.

Why Nursing at LMU?


The CSON employs a distinguished faculty that are professional educators as well as practitioners in the field of nursing. All nursing professors hold a minimum of a Master’s of Science in Nursing, with many faculty also holding doctoral degrees, from various institutions of higher education. LMU’s nursing faculty includes individuals with specialties/concentrations in the following areas: adult health, pediatrics, mental health, women’s health, administration, education and community health nursing.


LMU nursing graduates are working in all areas of nursing, including specialized areas such as neonatal intensive care, mental health nursing, school health nursing, and trauma nursing. They work all over the country in a variety of settings--from major medical centers to small community hospitals.

Many of our graduates have also gone on to graduate school at places such as the University of Tennessee and University of Kentucky and obtained their master's degree in nursing. With a master's degree, you'll be prepared for a host of specialized positions such as nurse practitioner and nurse anesthetist.


LMU's Student Nurses' Association enables you to get involved in the community and develop yourself professionally. LMU students have served as president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and as editor of the NSNA's official publication.



The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.  The ASN program offered in Kentucky is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Furthermore, the ASN, BSN, MSN, and DNP programs in Tennessee are accredited with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) which includes the off-campus instructional site in Corbin, Kentucky.

FLORIDA Programs:

The ASN and BSN programs offered in Florida are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.  The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs at the Tampa site are candidates for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S. Department of Education. ACEN, may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit

Program Start Dates

ASN-Blount (Alcoa, TN) – Fall and Spring Admissions
ASN-Corbin, KY - Fall Admissions
ASN-Harrogate (Main campus) - Fall Admissions
ASN-Physicians Regional Medical Center (Knoxville, TN) - Fall and Spring Admissions
ASN-Advent Health (formally Florida Hospital) Tampa (Tampa, FL) -Spring Admissions

BSN-Cedar Bluff (Knoxville, TN) - Fall Admissions
BSN-Harrogate (Main campus) - Fall Admissions
BSN-Advent Health (formally Florida Hospital) Tampa (Tampa, FL) - Fall Admissions

Online RN to BSN - Fall, Spring, and Summer Admissions

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Harrogate (Main campus) - Fall Admissions
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Kingsport,TN - Fall Admissions
MSN-Nurse Anesthetist (NA) Harrogate (Main campus) - Fall Admissions
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Cedar Bluff (Knoxville, TN) - Spring Admissions
MSN-Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) Cedar Bluff (Knoxville, TN) - Spring Admissions

Online MSN-Nursing  Administration - Fall, Spring, and Summer Admissions

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Fall, Spring, and Summer Admissions

Thank you for your interest in LMU Caylor School of Nursing!

For more information about nursing, please call:
Caylor School of Nursing at 1.800.325.0900 x. 6324 or 423.869.6324

For more information about LMU and admissions to LMU, please call:
Office of Admissions at 1.800.325.0900 x. 6280 or 423.869.6280




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Harrogate, TN 37752