LMU Celebrates Nurses

Nursing students work on mannequins in a clinical lab setting.

The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) joins the nation in celebrating the profession of nursing during May, National Nurses Month. The theme for 2023 is “Nurses Make a Difference.”

“Professional nursing is an indispensable component of the safety and quality of care of hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients,” said LMU-CSON Dean, Dr. Tammy Dean. “The demand for nursing services is greater than ever because of the aging of the population, emerging health challenges, the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technologies and the explosive growth of home health care services.”  

Registered nurses (RNs) constitute the largest health care profession in the United States, and they work in a wide range of settings.

“Nurses do indeed make a difference and are vital to the success of health care across the nation and world,” LMU President Clayton Hess said. “LMU has proudly trained thousands of nurses who have been on the front lines of our health care systems during the recent pandemic and its aftermath, and we will continue to be committed to nursing education. We look forward to educating these health care professionals and growing our programs for many years to come.”

More qualified RNs are needed in the future to meet the increasingly complex needs of health care consumers in the community. The cost-effective, safe and high-quality health care services provided by RNs will be an increasingly important component of the United States health care delivery system in the future.

While nursing organizations across the nation have activities planned to honor and recognize nurses and the exceptional care they provide, LMU is celebrating decades of preparing competent, caring and compassionate nurses for exciting, in-demand careers that make a difference every single day. LMU-trained nurses work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, home health care and clinics at every level from Registered Nurse to Doctor of Nursing Practice.

LMU has reinforced its commitment to training nurses with a substantial investment in a variety of locations. The latest is the LMU Tower in the heart of Knoxville. It houses both the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. Once a part of the historic St. Mary’s and later the Physicians Regional Medical Center, LMU has completely renovated it for nursing and dental programs. In addition to the LMU Tower, LMU-CSON offers its outstanding nursing programs at other learning sites and the Main Campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. Nursing programs are available at LMU-Cedar Bluff in Knoxville, LMU-Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky and at LMU-Tampa in association with AdventHealth Tampa. LMU-CSON has added a site in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the BSN will be offered beginning in the fall semester of 2023.

Additionally, LMU-CSON offers an RN to BSN program, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nursing Administration concentration and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in a totally online format. The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) concentrations are available as either seated or online programs. The Nurse Anesthesia concentration, offered on the Main Campus, transitioned to a DNP in January 2022.

Nursing is the largest undergraduate major at LMU. Enrollment in the CSON has increased exponentially over the last decade with the addition of new programs and concentrations. The CSON offers a variety of degree options to meet nurses’ career goals including an Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing (LPN-ASN), the ASN, the BSN, the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with concentrations including the Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and the Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia and the DNP online concentration.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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