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Tennessee is the southernmost state in the eastern United States, becoming the 16th state in 1796. The geography of Tennessee is unique. Its extreme width is 432 miles (695 kilometers), stretching from the Appalachian border with North Carolina in the east to the Mississippi River border with Missouri and Arkansas in the west; its narrow width of only 180 kilometers cuts its north Neighboring states of Kentucky and Virginia are separated from the southern states of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Nashville is the capital and Memphis is the largest city.

The geographic diversity of Tennessee has led to many differences in the state’s history: the earliest inhabitants are known as the Paleo-Indians; the first major settlement was established at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio rivers, where southwest Tennessee is located; The state became part of the Confederate States of America during the Interstate War of 1861. The climate is usually characterized by relatively high temperatures and an even distribution of precipitation throughout the year. The state is classified as a humid subtropical climate because cold winter air can penetrate deeper southward than other humid subtropical climates. Annual rainfall ranges from 45 inches (1143 mm) on the Lower East Side to about 55 inches (1397 mm) along the Cumberland Plateau. Due to its size and diversity, Tennessee has a variety of climate types: four distinct regions: Gulf Coast Plain: mostly flat with fertile soil; Tennessee Valley: a long, narrow valley that runs from the southwest corner to the northeast and flows into Tennessee River; Appalachian Plateau: the hills and valleys of the westernmost states of Tennessee and Kentucky and bordering North Carolina and Virginia; Great Smoky Mountains: the largely mountainous region between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Summers in Tennessee are typically hot and humid, with daytime temperatures averaging over 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) throughout the state. Winters are generally mild to cool, dropping below freezing at night. Temperatures typically range from 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 to 10 degrees Celsius) but can reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius).

Top RN Schools


1. University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville

Tennessee College of Nursing: The University of Tennessee’s College of Nursing may be a great match for you if you’re interested in improving health outcomes through reforming the existing health care system. In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded the college a $12 million grant in support of an innovative program that enables advance practice nurses to share learning and ideas with medical students, pharmacy students and students of industrial engineering.

2. Union University, Jackson

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Union University offers 37 different nursing tracks for undergraduate and graduate students. While the school welcomes students of all faiths, science classes like anatomy and physiology are taught from a biblical perspective, and even undergraduates are required to take three Bible classes their first year. Part-time enrollment options are also available for both undergraduates and graduates.

3. University of Memphis, Memphis

The Loewenberg College of Nursing at the University of Memphis has received favorable reviews from leading ranking sites like U.S. News & World Report, TheBestSchools.org and Best College Reviews for its nursing education program. The 100-acre campus is the home to three academic buildings—the Kilpatrick, Loewenberg and Bluff—all of which offer a wide range of facilities and well-equipped classrooms for nursing students to enjoy. The college shares the 200,000-square-foot Community Health Building on the University of Memphis’s main campus with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Memphis Speech and Hearing Clinic. The eastern wing of this building houses six state-of-the-art simulation suites where students have the opportunity to learn both medical and mental health care techniques.

4. Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate

Lincoln Memorial University’s Caylor School of Nursing is a Tennessee nursing college that works with the Volunteer State’s chronic nursing shortage by teaching nursing as a science responsive to community needs. The Roy Adaptation Model underlies Caylor’s educational philosophy, and nursing students are taught to view patients as biopsychosocial beings in continuous interaction with an ever-changing environment. Through its Interprofessional Education and Collaboration Practice initiative, Caylor also promotes shared learning experiences between nursing students and students at LMU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

5. University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s School of Nursing was founded in 1973 as the result of intense lobbying by professional nursing organizations. The school is proud of its pioneering use of technology in furtherance of person-centered health care. The School of Nursing’s Simulation Center is designed to help ensure that students are “practice-ready” when they enter the workforce as nurses. The school understands that nurses are an important part of a health care team, so nursing students and UTC medical students work collaboratively in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit hospital mockups. The Simulation Center also houses operating room and post-anesthesia care units.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/tennessee/

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