Therapeutic Nursing Services

Cluster: Health Sciences


The Therapeutic Nursing Service program of study prepares students to pursue careers or further education and training in nursing directly out of high school. The POS is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for a range of nursing careers, and students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills on clients/residents/patients in a health care setting. Students who have completed Health Science Education, Medical Therapeutics, and Nursing Education will be eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) examination in addition to learning about other occupations in the nursing fields.


Course Fees: $10 per course

Student Organization: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)



Level 1: Health Science Education    (1 credit)

Level 2: Medical Therapeutics         (1 credit)

Level 3: Anatomy and Physiology    (1 credit)*

Level 4: Medical Terminology          (1 credit)*

Level 4: Nursing Education         (1 credit)

Level 5: Work-Based Learning          (1 credit)

*Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for Medical Terminology.

*Anatomy & Physiology satisfies one lab science credit required for graduation.


Work-Based Learning

In an increasingly complex global economy, all students must be prepared with intellectual, technical, and social skills needed to compete and contribute meaningfully to their communities. For most, this will mean completing some post-secondary education or training; for all, it will mean learning about themselves and the world of work. Work-based learning (WBL) is a proactive approach to bridging the gap between high school and high-demand, high-skill careers in Tennessee. Students build on classroom-based instruction to develop employable skills that prepare them for success in post-secondary education and future careers. Through experiences like internships, apprenticeships, and cooperative education (co-op), juniors or seniors (16 years or older) may earn high school credit for capstone WBL experiences. WBL Coordinators are educators who are trained and certified to coordinate these WBL experiences for students.


Post Secondary Opportunities:


Certificate Program:

Certified Nursing Assistant CNA and/or Licensed Practical Nurse LPN: Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown, TN


Associate Degree:

Nursing RN Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville, TN   

Nursing A.A.S Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN

Associates of Science in Nursing ASN  Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN


Undergraduate Degrees:

Nursing- (BSN) & Nursing- Dual Degree (AAS/BSN) East Tennessee State University     Nursing- (BSN) King College - Bristol, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Milligan College - Elizabethton, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Carson - Newman College - Jefferson City, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) & Registered Nurse to BSN, University of Tennessee


Graduate Degrees:

East Tennessee State University
        Doctor of Nursing Practice
Nursing PhD

King College - Bristol, TN
        Nursing- Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DPN)

Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN
        Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
        Nurse Anesthesia (NA)
        Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration (FPMHNP)

University of Tennessee
        Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing PhD