UT Martin Ranked Best RN Program in Tennessee
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MARTIN, TN - The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Nursing is celebrating after earning the rank of "2020 Best RN Program in Tennessee"., a nursing advocacy organiziation, has ranked the University's nursing program as the best in Tennessee out of 44 other nursing programs in the state.

The colleges were assessed on numerous factors to determine how well their program supports students in the areas of licensure and future careers, which was calculated by a five-year average of the program's first-time NCLEX-RN pass-rates weighted by each year. UT Martin scored a 98.68 out of 100 on the groups criteria test.

According to Officials at the school, UT Martin consistently produces high pass rates on the NCLEX-RN that are well above state and national averages.

Dr. Mary Radford, Chair of the Department of Nursing, shared her thoughts on the accomplishment.

"The ranking reflects the hard work UTM Nursing faculty put into ensuring students are ready to pass the licensure exam and to enter the workforce as competent registered nurses. We regularly evaluate and re-evaluate our curriculum to be sure it reflects the field of modern nursing and success in the field from graduation forward."

According to, the UT Martin nursing department prepares its graduates with critical thinking and effective communication skills.

The release stated, "With a consistently high first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate, UT Martin grads are poised for top employment opportunities,” stated the ranking release."

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Published 01:42 PM, Friday Apr. 03, 2020
Updated 01:52 PM, Friday Apr. 03, 2020



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