Why study Health Care/Nursing at Maryville College?
Maryville College works closely with selected institutions to provide opportunities for students who wish to pursue nursing. Partnerships are currently under development which will provide both undergraduate (at Maryville College) and graduate (at partner institutions) nursing options for students entering the College in Fall 2018.
Students who wish to consider possible combinations of transfer or graduate programs at partner institutions that will prepare them for professional nursing practice should meet with the Maryville College nursing advisor early in their academic program.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
Meet a current student
Sarah Wickman ’18
Hometown: Farragut, Tenn.
Sarah’s career goal is to become a family nurse practitioner. Since enrolling at MC, she has taken advantage of opportunities to strengthen her application for Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing, including completing an internship in Blount Memorial Hospital’s Health Coaching Program. “Maryville College has done an excellent job of preparing me for this career. Through the BMH internship, I have gained experience with patients and had opportunities to observe all areas of the healthcare delivery process,” she said. “[Associate Dean] Dr. Mardi Craig has been an immense help in advising me how I can best build my resume and prepare for Vanderbilt.”
Outcomes of Recent Grads
Abby Ogle ’11
Currently: Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in Internal Medicine with Carolinas Healthcare Systems in Charlotte, N.C.
Abby thought she would enroll in medical school after graduating from Maryville, and her advisor recommended that she job shadow in local medical clinics. Through that experience, she was impressed by nurse practitioners’ ability to deliver a holistic approach to health care. She enrolled in Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing in 2012, and graduated in 2014 with a master’s degree, specializing in adult gerontology primary care. “My education from Maryville put me miles ahead of my classmates at Vanderbilt during my master’s program. My Animal Physiology class with Dr. [Drew] Crain helped immensely with pathophysiology. My thesis project that I completed with Dr. [Jerilyn] Swann made my master’s thesis a piece of cake,” she said. “I think that my liberal arts education as a whole has helped me become a better nurse practitioner with its emphasis on lifelong learning, creativity and exposure to new experiences.”
Graduate School Placements
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
East Tennessee State University College of Nursing
Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing
University of Tennessee Health Science Center: College of Nursing