Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S.N.)
Program Description. The Pellissippi State Nursing program begins each fall and is offered at two sites—the Magnolia Avenue Campus in Knoxville and the Blount County Campus in Friendsville. The program requires two years in addition to completing certain prerequisites. Per criteria of the Tennessee Board of Nursing, graduates are eligible to take the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse and enter a nursing career. The program was approved in September 2009.
Program goals. Upon completion of the Nursing program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
I. Provide competent nursing care at the advanced beginner level to diverse populations.
II. Establish and maintain ethical relationships in order to act within the context of the Nurse Practice Act.
III. Provide nursing care that promotes, protects, and improves health for individuals, families and communites.
IV. Deliver culturally competent care that reflects sensitivity to racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.
V. Utilize nursing and allied health related research in the delivery of nursing care.
VI. Participate in coordinated care by practicing shared decision-making, delegating aspects of care, and working in
VII. Deliver nursing care that is cost-effective and assures financial accountability.
VIII. Utilize multiple sources of information, which include computer-based date, to critique and improve clinical
IX. Engage in critical self-assessment in order to maintain life-long learning.
X. Practice and evaluate caring behaviors in clinical nursing.
Contact: Pre-Nursing Advising Center, (865) 694-6460; or Nursing Department, (865) 981-5353, www.pstcc.edu/departments/nursing