May 30, 2024  
2012-2013 CATALOG 

Nursing and Allied Health

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Admission/Retention Policies

A student must be admitted to the specific Nursing/Allied Health program beyond general admission to Chattanooga State  Community College. Selection into health programs is based on a comparative evaluation of all applicants’ test scores, transcripts and other applications information. Composition of a class will reflect diversity based on age, gender and race Students must have successfully completed all Transitional Studies courses and other required prerequisite courses prior to enrollment in the first program course.

Students are encouraged to take additional science and general education courses, however, students are cautioned that science courses taken prior to program acceptance must have been completed no sooner than five years before the student is admitted to the program. HOWEVER, completion of the application process and any/all science and general education courses does not guarantee acceptance into a health program.

The goal of all Chattanooga State’s health career programs is to prepare practitioners who can function in the health care arena to ensure the safety of patients. Program standards are in place to assure that students have the potential to perform as entry level practitioners. These program standards are available in the Nursing/Allied Health Division office. Acceptance into a health program is contingent upon the student’s demonstrated ability to meet these standards. Following acceptance and prior to entering the first career course in designated healthcare programs, each student must undergo a criminal background check in order to comply with policies of affiliating clinical practice agencies. It shall be the student’s responsibility to comply with instructions provided upon acceptance and provide the results by a designated date. The check will be at the expense of the student. Students who do not meet this requirement in a timely manner or whose background does not meet agency standards will not be able to successfully complete the program. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude licensure or employment. Individuals with a question concerning this should schedule an appointment with the Program Director. All Nursing and Allied Health Programs and Certificates require a grade of “C” or higher in all courses used to fulfill curriculum requirements. For specific information on admission requirements and application procedures, contact the Division of Nursing/Allied Health. 

Division Web site:

Division Office Location: Health Sciences Center - HSC 2088

Nurisng Program Location:  Health Sciences Center - HSC 1042

Telephone:   (423) 697-4450,
for Nursing call (423) 493-8740

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