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Registered Nursing Schools in Tennessee

4,569 students earned Registered Nursing degrees in Tennessee in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Tennessee

Registered Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,787
Associate’s Degree 1,210
Master’s Degree 567
Post-Master’s Certificate 5
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

In Tennessee, a registered nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Registered Nursing Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of registered nursing majors in Tennessee is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black or African American: 10.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 77.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 5.1%
Registered Nursing Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Tennessee

61,270 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Tennessee

A typical salary for a registered nursing grad in the state is $61,320, compared to a typical salary of $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Tennessee that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

449 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. 61% of the teachers are full time.

388 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
4,867 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. 46% of the teachers are full time. An average student at LMU will pay a net price of $15,053.

381 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,685 Total Students

A typical student attending UofM will pay a net price of $13,048. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

286 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
29,460 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,900 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $19,142. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it.

224 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,834 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,016.

#6

Belmont University

Nashville
182 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
8,440 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $35,861. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. 41% of the teachers are full time.

#7

Union University

Jackson
181 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
3,172 Total Students

An average student at Union will pay a net price of $27,551. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

162 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
11,048 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,018. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

161 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
10,140 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.00%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

159 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
11,651 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,213. The student loan default rate of 7.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 68% of the teachers are full time.

Registered Nursing Careers in TN

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,660
Registered Nurses 19% $60,120

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to registered nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Family Practice Nursing 385
Adult Health Nursing 136
Nurse Anesthetist 105
Nursing Practice 88
School Nursing 79
Mental Health Nursing 71
Critical Care Nursing 65
Nursing Education 28

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