Tennessee is for Nursing

Marian University's nursing school in Nashville is located inside of Saint Thomas Health, making labs and clinicals easily accessibleIf you can’t wait to become a nurse, our accredited nursing school in Tennessee is a great place to accelerate your career. Not only does our Accelerated BSN program in Nashville make for a quick career transition, it also provides highly personalized learning experiences that consistently boast NCLEX pass rates above the national average. Plus, the Nashville metropolitan area itself has a thriving health care scene, with great job opportunities in nursing.

Nursing Jobs in Tennessee

Marian University partners with Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, allowing students to gain experience at one of the region’s largest medical groups. Saint Thomas Health is also a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, making the pool of opportunity much greater for Marian University students. As a 2015 ABSN graduate who is now a Saint Thomas Health nurse, Lindsay Degnan said she loves Saint Thomas Health.

When I met my leadership preceptor and her staff, I fell in love with them. She is my manager now. They were all like, you have to come work for us! And Ascension is huge, so having this experience here will make me set for life. – Lindsay Degnan/2015 ABSN Graduate/Saint Thomas Health Nurse

Flexible Career

With dozens of specialties and advanced degrees for nurses, this career never has to be stagnant. Nurses can make lateral moves to positions that pique their interest, or with increased education pursue higher positions. There are also options for where to live. Nurses are needed everywhere because health care is a global need. The ability to work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, or military outposts gives nurses countless places to call home.

High Job Security

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers conducted a survey in 2013 revealing that 53% of the RN workforce is 50 years of age or older. With so many nurses nearing retirement, not only will there be less nurses and nurse instructors in the healthcare space, but there will also be a larger population of people in need of healthcare. Therefore, a high level of job security comes with being a nurse.

Nashville Area Profile

If enrolling in our ABSN program in Tennessee requires you to relocate to Nashville, you’ll live in a popular, ethnically diverse metropolitan area (Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, and Franklin) known for its thriving music industry and concentration of artists. It’s also a hot spot for the health care, education, and tourism industries.

Nashville is the second largest community in Tennessee and among the most attractive larger cities for young, educated people who are upwardly-mobile career starters. The area has a mixed workforce of blue and white collar jobs, with a high percentage of individuals driving to work every day.

Metropolitan Area Stats

  • Metro Population: 1,795,500
  • Major Industries: health care, education, tourism
  • Median Household Income: $53,463
  • Unemployment: 5.1%
  • Job Growth: 3.6%
  • Cost of Living: 3.3% above the national average
  • Sales Tax Rate: 9.25%

Information Sources: Forbes.com & Neighborhoodscout.com

Area Attractions

  • Belle Meade Plantation
  • Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Music Row District
  • Nashville Zoo
  • The Grand Ole Opry
  • The Nashville Parthenon

Our Nashville Location

While our main campus is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, our satellite nursing school in Nashville is located inside the Saint Thomas West Hospital. ABSN students come to this location to take proctored exams and complete their nursing labs under the guidance of faculty.

ABSN Program Site

4220 Harding Road
S&E Building, Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37205

Contact us to learn more about why Nashville, Tennessee, is a great place to earn your nursing degree.

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