East Tennessee State University LPN-BSN Accelerated Program and VUMC Partnership

With few programs in existence in Tennessee that provide a bridge in education from LPN to BSN, VUMC has partnered with ETSU to provide advanced education resulting in a bachelor’s degree for current VUMC LPNs.  Upon completion of the BSN degree with ETSU’s LPN-BSN Accelerated Program, students will qualify to take the licensing exam to obtain a license as a registered professional nurse.  VUMC and ETSU’s combined efforts can help meet the critical need for BSN-prepared nursing professionals to provide healthcare services at all hospitals connected to VUMC in Davidson County and beyond.

How to Become an ETSU LPN-BSN Accelerated Program Student
ETSU’s LPN-BSN Accelerated Program provides a hybrid approach to learning, making it feasible to work while completing requirements for program completion.  Students are admitted to the Vanderbilt (Employees Only) location and cohort, completing the program in four semesters.

ETSU LPN-BSN Accelerated Program Students will:
- Participate in clinicals at VUMC led by clinical instructors who are current VUMC registered nurses
- Complete monitored learning and instruction in VUMC facilities reasonably located near students’ place of employment.

Professional Development Assistance:
Professional Development Assistance may be available for this program for VUMC Staff Members.
Please visit VanderbiltNursing.com's Professional Development Assistance page which highlights tuition assistance options.

Questions?  Please contact us.
Please visit the ETSU LPN-BSN Accelerated Program for more information about program details and application process.

Transition to practice mentorship following program admission and ETSU LPN to BSN clinical placements at VUMC:

Dominique Jarman, MSN, RN
Nursing Education Specialist
VUMC/VUH/VMG Student Placement Lead
Nursing Education & Professional Development
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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