Tennessee Nursing License

Tennessee  Nursing

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Tennessee State Nursing Board before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Tennessee Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$22,350$35,990$59,520 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Tennessee can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Tennessee nursing salary.

Tennessee Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Tennessee. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Nursing Scholarships in TennesseeScholarship Amount

Nurse Practioner Loan Forgiveness$12,000/year
Must agree to practice medicine in a health resource shortage area one (1) year for each year of funding in this program after becoming a Tennessee nurse practitioner with a TN certification of fitness

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Tennessee a Nursing Licensure Compact State?Yes

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Tennessee. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Tennessee , you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Tennessee nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Tennessee, please let us know!


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Tennessee Nursing Licensure Renewal

License renewal is required through the Tennessee State Board of Nursing every two years. Educational requirements for all nurses include completion of two out of 15 of Tennessee’s Continuing Competence Options. These requirements are in addition to any national certifications held and requirements of that certifying body.