Nursing instructor and students
Contact Information

This program is in the Division of Nursing.


Check your progress

As a current student, you can track your progress towards completion using DSCC's Degree Planning System (Degree Works)

Nursing is a dynamic, applied discipline and it is a great time to be a nurse. The nursing program at DSCC is a great place to begin your nursing career. Upon completion, a graduate will be equipped with the knowledge needed to assume the role of a registered nurse and succeed on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX- RN).

Nursing Program Outcomes

Need to enter the job market quickly?

The Nursing Program graduate possesses the competencies necessary to assume the role of a beginning practitioner in a structured healthcare setting such as a hospital or extended care facility. The graduate is eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse. High school students who are interested in pursuing a nursing degree are encouraged to take courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Degree plan requirements for the Nursing concentration by catalog year:
2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015

Job Opportunities – Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services and nursing care facilities.

Traditional Nursing

DSCC offers the traditional nursing program on the main campus located in Dyersburg, Tennessee and also at the Jimmy Naifeh Center (JNC) at Tipton County located in Covington, Tennessee.

Application deadlines are as follows:
            Dyersburg campus - March 1, classes begin in August
            Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County – September 1, classes begin in January

Advanced Standing LPN-RN Fast Track

DSCC also offers the Advanced Standing LPN-RN Fast Track Nursing Program at the Dyersburg campus. This program is designed for students who are actively practicing as an LPN to attend while employed. The LPN-RN Fast Track is a one-year program that begins in May and completes in May of the next year (three semesters).

Application deadline – December 31, classes beginning in May


DSCC also offers the Paramedic to RN Nursing Program at the Jimmy Naifeh Center (JNC) at Tipton County. The application This program is for students who are practicing as a Paramedic to attend while employed. It is a one-year program that begins in the fall and completes in the summer of the following year (three semesters).

Application deadline – March 1, classes begin in August


Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243