Save. Lives.

The Fetterman School of Nursing, launching in Fall 2017 is committed to prepare and equip nurses who will shape the profession of nursing and have a profound impact in transforming healthcare and saving lives. The School of Nursing embraces the truth of Scripture as the foundation that prepares students for the passions to which God has called them. Nursing is a ministry of compassionate care. Your time at TFC will be filled with holy moments as you grow in your knowledge of nursing as a ministry.

TFC will offer a BSN program - 4 year degree- eligible to take NCLEX-RN.

What does this mean? This is a four-year program of study that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Upon completion of the program, a graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered Nurse, and is prepared to function as a generalist in professional nursing practice.

Why the Fetterman School of Nursing?

  • Our BSN program will emphasize nursing as a sacred ministry and servant leadership
  • Our curriculum will include:
    • A global health nursing field experience for students to become more culturally competent
    • The practice of clinical skills in a state-of-the-art simulation/skills laboratory
  • Connect with your career
    • Receive one-on-one career coaching
    • Benefit from our Toccoa Falls faculty and alumni network who can provide worldwide career guidance
  • Clinical Partnerships
    • With strong ties to clinical sites in the community and region, you will have clinical opportunities in diverse environments, including, but not limited to:
      • Acute care settings
      • Mental health facilities
      • Public health departments
      • Detention centers
      • Medical clinics
      • Long-term assisted living facilities
      • Physician offices
      • Community schools and agencies


"To prepare graduates for Christian servant leadership in the profession of nursing who excel in compassionate, patient-centered care."

Admission to the School of Nursing

Students who are offered admission to the College must be formally admitted to the Nursing major. Requirements for admission will include the following:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of all lower division nursing course work with a 'C' or better
  • Meet the minimum HESI Assessment Test score
  • Interview with the Nursing faculty
  • Completion of admission packet provided by the School of Nursing


  • Dedicated registered nurse professionals
  • Provide real world experience to the classroom
  • Mission driven
  • Industry driven and connected


Program Outcomes

  • Synthesize knowledge from arts, humanities and sciences in the planning, provision and evaluation of professional nursing care to diverse populations
  • Apply organization and leadership concepts, skills and decision making to effectively implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the inter-professional team
  • Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives and patient preferences in planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care
  • Integrate the knowledge, skills and abilities into the implementation of holistic, patient-centered compassionate care of individual, families, communities and populations in a variety of settings


For additional information or questions about the program, please contact Deborah Alvater, Dean of Nursing by using the button below.