“The accomplishment of this phenomenal pass rate is the embodiment of team work,” said Chair of the Nursing Division and Assistant Professor Dr. Michelle Decker. “All the faculty and staff involved in these students’ journeys have done their jobs well. God has wrapped His arms around all involved. These exemplary students have labored hard in their studies. Our non-nursing college faculty colleagues in the sciences and mathematics have collaboratively toiled alongside our program to prepare the nursing students in their prerequisite work for the nursing program. The MMC program in nursing supports our students from freshman year through graduation and on to the ‘NCLEX boot camp’ to reach their goal. The college president, provost, and board leadership have shown unwavering support as well. We are proud to no longer call the May 2018 nursing cohort our students, but now our nursing colleagues. Heartfelt congratulations to all!”
The exam, designed to promote the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans, is given by the TN Board of Nursing. The board responsibilities center on three broad functions—licensure, education, and practice. The board grants licenses to licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced practice nurses who meet the requirements of the statutes and rules. Only graduates of approved schools of nursing are eligible to sit for the NCLEX, which is required for licensure.
MMC congratulates the following 2018 graduates and newly licensed nurses:
Natalie Wiles Alvarez of Lewisburg, Tenn.
Mikayla Dickson of Manchester, Tenn.
Madison Edwards of PULASKI, Tenn.
Morgan Garrison of PULASKI, Tenn.
McKenzie Gower of Lewisburg, Tenn.
Emma Harbison of Loretto, Tenn.
Hannah Houston of Columbia, Tenn.
Allie Littrell of Leoma, Tenn.
Shelby Martin of PULASKI, Tenn.
Faith Riggs of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Cayley Smith of Linden, Tenn.
Erin Steele of PULASKI, Tenn.
“I am extremely proud of this new cohort of registered nurses and their nursing program,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Judy Cheatham. “The state of Tennessee, like the other 49 across our country, is facing a crisis in health care; there are simply not enough qualified personnel to serve health care needs, especially in rural areas. With our strong academic curriculum and exceptional programs in STEM fields, Martin Methodist College embraces our responsibility as an institution of higher education to help provide solutions to this problem. And these new graduates with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees are a great example.”
Martin Methodist College , founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing.