Associate of Applied Science
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree (AD Nursing) program from Tennessee State University has been extended to the Volunteer State Community College campus in Gallatin. Most courses are taught on the Vol State campus and clinicals are offered at medical facilities in the Vol State service area. TSU faculty teach the nursing courses and supervise the clinicals while Vol State faculty teach all of the other required courses. Vol State courses include biology, English, mathematics, and psychology. Upon completing the program, a student will receive the Associate of Applied Science degree from TSU and be prepared to take the R.N. licensure examination. All aspects of this cooperative program are described in a contract between the two institutions.
Students who are interested in the Nursing program generally fill out a Vol State application indicating that they are “Degree Applicants” with “Nursing (2 year TSU)” as their Major. A VSCC nursing advisor will be assigned automatically and the student will be notified by mail. Even before declaring an interest in the nursing program, students MUST take the college placement exam to determine what Developmental courses must be completed before they can even be considered for the TSU Nursing program. As an ABSOLUTE MINIMUM, to be considered for the TSU program, a student MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALL developmental courses identified by the placement test as well as a course in chemistry (with laboratory). Effective January, 2001, students who are eligible to apply to TSU for the TSU Nursing program at Vol State will have completed (1) all required developmental courses, (2) a laboratory Chemistry course, (3) as many of the required non-nursing courses as possible, all BIOL being completed within the last five years of entering the program, (4) required courses receiving NO grade lower than “C” in ANY course, (5) an overall college grade point average of 2.50 from all colleges attended, (6) the NET Test (entrance exam for nursing schools), (7) an application to TSU and received a letter of acceptance; and (8) all of the above along with a separate application to the TSU School of Nursing. Information concerning the nursing program may be obtained by calling the Nursing Hotline at (615) 230-3293, (615) 741-3215 ext. 3293, or 1-888-335-VSCC (8722) ext. 3293.