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Bethel's School of Nursing Ranked #2

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by Bethel University

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MCKENZIE, TN – President Walter Butler is pleased to announce that Bethel University’s College of Health Sciences School of Nursing R.N. Program has been named #2 in the state of Tennessee by reported, “The guidelines in the Affordable Care Act require registered nurses to be health leaders and provide health prevention to the masses. Registered nurses are encouraged to pursue higher education to meet the challenges of the complex and evolving healthcare system. The new responsibilities of nurses are challenging but can present wonderful opportunities and rewards.”

Tennessee has 44 R.N. nursing programs. Bethel University is ranked #2 in the state. The rankings are based on the average NCLEX passing rates over a period of three years, tuition cost, accreditation, program offerings, retention, and graduation rate. Bethel’s average score for the first-time pass rate is 98.52%. The Tennessee average rate is 88.77%. The national average is 87.22%.

Dr. Jenny Webb, Director of Nursing at Bethel, was pleased but not surprised about the ranking. She stated, “Our Bethel University faculty and staff work incredibly hard to help our students achieve their highest potential. We pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box and coming up with creative ways to enhance our students’ learning experiences. We are a small program which allows us to work closely with our nursing students to ensure they develop the essential clinical reasoning skills needed to be excellent at what they do. Our graduates are well prepared to practice as registered nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Additionally, Bethel nursing graduates have exceptional placement rates at hospitals throughout Tennessee.”

Further, Dr. Joseph Hames, M.D. added, “As Vice President and Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Bethel University, I am extremely proud of the performance of our BSN graduates. They have a reputation for excellence and are eagerly recruited by hospitals throughout Tennessee. I would encourage anyone who is contemplating nursing as a profession and interested in learning in a Christian environment to apply to our Bethel program.”
Bethel University is a private, not-for-profit university affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church located in McKenzie, TN, offering both on-campus and online courses.

For more information about Bethel University School of Nursing, go to or call (731) 352-4000. For this ranking go to