CCNE Public Notification of Accreditation Review

An accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has been scheduled for Tusculum University’s BSN degree in nursing program (BSN and RN-BSN). Written third-party comments may be received by CCNE until 21 days prior to the scheduled on-site evaluation. The last day to receive comments is October 27, 2021. Please direct all comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
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All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Comments are confidential and only shared with the evaluation team, which considers any that relate to the accreditation standards.

New Ballad Clinic Now Serving Tusculum University Campus

A new clinic on Tusculum University’s campus is now serving students, staff and their families.

Community leaders and Ballad Health officials gathered at Tusculum University Thursday morning to celebrate the new Ballad Health Tusculum University Clinic, which is currently open three days of the week. Plans are to expand that to five days.

The clinic offers preventive, primary and urgent health care services including for cold and flu symptoms and sinus, eye, ear and urinary tract infections; general dermatology; management of chronic conditions; wellness exams; and specialist referrals.

Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Tusculum Alice Lawson is serving in the clinic, and she said she hopes to see the clinic also become an on-campus site for nursing students to gain required clinical experience.

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Students in Tusculum’s School of Nursing take important career step with receipt of white coats

Students in Tusculum University’s School of Nursing have achieved a major milestone in their careers with the receipt of one of the most visible symbols of their profession.

Briana McDonald receives her white coat during ceremony.

School leaders held a white coat ceremony Friday, Feb. 14, for undergraduate and graduate students who are embarking on the clinical phase of the nursing program. Twenty-three students in the Bachelor of Science in nursing class and 10 students in the Master of Science in nursing program received their coats and learned about the high calling they were accepting in the health care field.



Tusculum receives grant to hold white coat ceremony for School of Nursing

A new and important tradition for nursing students comes early in their studies when they don a white coat in a special ceremony marking their entrance into this field.

During the 2019-20 academic year, Tusculum University’s School of Nursing will join 360 others that have white coat ceremonies. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing recently notified Tusculum that the nursing school was one of 50 in the United States selected to receive funding to host a white-coat ceremony for incoming nursing students.

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