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Enroll in our Nursing Program and take the first step toward your new career

The Southwest Nursing Program is highly individualized and blends classroom instruction with excellent hands-on experience in a variety of health care settings. 

One of the most sought after careers is nursing. If you're interested in becoming a front-line health care professional, this program is for you. Southwest offers lecture and clinical courses leading to an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nursing.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Our Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates for successful licensure and immediate employment in this high demand field. 

Southwest offers two program options for this degree: 

  • The Generic Track (day program admits every fall and evening/weekend program admits every spring).
  • The LPN Mobility Track is designed for currently licensed practical nurses seeking to transition into the role of registered nurse (day program that admits every summer). 


CONTACT US: During the COVID-19 health crisis, we are working remotely and are able to respond to email much faster.

NLN TESTING: Our Testing department is working with the National League for Nursing to accommodate admissions testing. Please check that webpage to schedule the exam.

The Associate Degree nursing program at Southwest Tennessee Community College, located in Memphis, TN is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at 

The Nursing Program is located on the Union Avenue Campus. It is convenient to downtown and midtown Memphis.

In addition to high impact practices used in the class, clinical requirements are met using a variety of health care delivery settings.

To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Interactive Course Schedule to see when and where a class is being offered.


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