Nursing Programs in Tennessee

Nursing Jobs in Tennessee (Outlook)

Due to the fact that most healthcare facilities in Tennessee are understaffed for nurses, there are plenty of employment opportunities that are available for qualified nurses.

First you need to choose one of the nursing schools in Tennessee below to obtain your degree and pass the state exam to become a certified state nurse.

Quick Tennessee Nursing Facts

  • Approximately 2% of the country’s nursing professionals work in Tennessee state
  • Currently there are over 123,000 employed nurses in the state
  • There are currently 41 state accredited nursing programs in Tennessee
  • Nationally, the number of nursing professionals has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010

Tennessee Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 60,570
Hourly Average Wage: $29.16
Yearly Average Wage: $60,660
Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 22,650
Hourly Average Wage: $17.38
Yearly Average Wage: $36,160

Top Nursing Employers in Tennessee

  1. Baptist Memorial Hospital – Memphis
  2. Methodist University Hospital
  3. Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  4. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
  5. Johnson City Medical Center

Tennessee State References:

State Nursing Board: Tennessee Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Tennessee Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Tennessee Hospital Association