Nursing and Allied Health Department
Pat Hendrix, Interim Director
of Nursing & Allied Health (931) 393-1628
Program Admission and Retention Requirements
I want to be a part of the Nursing Program at Motlow College..
Where do I begin?
What are the costs of the program and are any scholarship opportunities available?
In addition to the standard college fees and tuition, nursing students should anticipate additional fees associated with acceptance into the Nursing Program. The Nursing Program Costs are provided for your review.
Motlow College does offer a number of scholarship opportunities to help nursing students defray their education costs. Because the funding of scholarships varies from year to year, not all scholarships are awarded each academic year. Scholarships are awarded per the criteria of each individual scholarship after a selection committee review of qualified applicants. Scholarship guidelines and applications are listed on the Nursing Scholarships web page.
Once accepted into the Nursing Program, are there any resources and performance guidelines to help ensure my success in the program?
Admission to the MSCC Nursing Program is based on eligibility requirements such as GPA, HESI Entrance Examination scores, and completed developmental and prerequisite coursework. However, students must also meet performance criteria for retention in the nursing program. All Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) nursing programs have adopted core performance standards proposed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. To review a list of these required standards and examples of each, see the Core Performance Standards worksheet.
The Student Nursing Handbook is available to all Motlow students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The manual includes rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the program and resource materials to be used by the student throughout the program. The student should keep this manual as a ready source of information throughout the two-year program.
There are a number of resources and systems in place to help guide students through the Nursing Program at Motlow. One of the many support opportunities available to nursing students is the Motlow Chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA), a pre-professional organization for nursing students. There are currently over 53,000 nursing students across the United States who are taking advantage of the many programs, services, product discounts, and leadership opportunities that NSNA offers. For more information on how to become a part of this growing network of students, see the Student Nurse's Association web page.