TCPS Tennessee Partners

Tennessee currently has seven regional collaboratives across the state that also includes North Georgia, North Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, Southern Kentucky, and Western North Carolina.  Partners work together to achieve the goal of improving the efficacy and capacity of clinical placements in Tennessee-based healthcare facilities through the use of a centralized, coordinated, online clinical placement and orientation system.

These collaboratives are founded upon a union of common purposes where all parties benefit from the synergies of cooperation and the fruits of success. It is a “working relationship” characterized by mutual participation, joint interest, and mutual respect.  Partnership with TCPS does NOT replace affiliation agreements between facilities and schools.  Region assignment is generally based upon the physical location of the organization.  Partners may interact in a variety of regions based upon a program of study, geographical location, and location of their student population.

Regions of the state are in varying stages of development:

  • Middle Tennessee & South Central Kentucky- Spring 2006
  • West Tennessee (Memphis, North Mississippi, East Arkansas) –  Fall 2007
  • SouthEast Tennessee (Chattanooga, Cleveland, Western North Carolina) –  Fall 2008
  • MidWest Tennessee (Jackson, Dyersburg, Union City)  Spring 2008
  • East Tennessee (Knoxville, Harriman, Oak Ridge, Morristown, Jefferson City, South East Kentucky) – Fall 2009
  • Upper Cumberland (Cookeville, Crossville & Upper Cumberland) 2017
  • North Georgia – January 2017
  • Managed Partners- Fall 2018  These schools bring students sporadically into our regional facilities and were partners in AY2018-2019, or have already partnered for AY2019-2020.  These partners renew annually as they have clinical placement needs with a TCPS facility partner.

The current partners are listed below.  Partners are Schools/Departments of Nursing unless otherwise listed.


West Tennessee Partners


  • Arkansas State – West Memphis
  • Arkansas State – Jonesboro
  • Baptist Health Sciences University- Nursing & Allied Health
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Concorde Career College – Nursing, Respiratory Therapy & Surgical Tech
  • Murray State University – Nursing
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College – ASN  & PN Programs
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College- Nursing, EMT/AEMT/Paramedic, & Radiology
  • TCAT – 4 Rivers – Newbern
  • TCAT – Memphis
  • Union University – Germantown
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center – Nursing


  • Baptist Memphis
  • Baptist Collierville
  • Baptist DeSoto
  • Baptist Olive Branch
  • Baptist Restorative
  • Baptist Tipton
  • Baptist Womens
  • Shelby County Health Department
  • Methodist Germantown
  • Methodist Skilled Care
  • Methodist University
  • Methodist North
  • Methodist Olive Branch
  • Methodist South
  • LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Memphis
  • Saint Francis Bartlett
  • Saint Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Regional One Health Medical Center
  • Regional One Health Extended Care Hospital
  • Veterans Memphis
Upper Cumberland

Tennessee Upper Cumberland Partners


  • Fortis Institute Cookeville – Radiology, Surgical Tech & Pharmacy Tech
  • Tennessee Technology University
  • TCAT – Crossville


  • Cumberland Medical Center



East Tennessee Partners:


  • Carson Newman College
  • East Tennessee State University Nursing
  • Fortis Institute – Cookeville
  • Lincoln Memorial University Nursing & Medical Lab Sciences
  • Milligan University
  • Northeast State Community College CVT Program
  • Pellissippi Community College
  • Roane State Community College Nursing, Surgical Tech, Allied Health, & Medical Office
  • Smoky Mountain Health Sciences Consortium (Walters State & Roane State Surgical Tech Program)
  • South College – Knoxville Nursing, PTA, DPT, Imaging, OTA & Pharmacy
  • Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College – Respiratory Therapy, Medical Lab Tech & Surgical Tech  Programs
  • TCAT – Crossville
  • TCAT – Harriman
  • TCAT – Knoxville Practical Nursing & Surgical Tech
  • TCAT – Morristown
  • TCAT – Sevierville
  • TCAT – Tazwell
  • TN Tech University
  • Tennessee Wesleyan University Nursing & Occupational Therapy
  • University of Tennessee Neuroscience – Fall 2019
  • University of Tennessee Nursing & Social Work
  • University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Audiology, Pharmacy & Speech


Covenant Health

  • Claiborne Medical Center
  • Covenant CenterPoint & Home Care
  • Covenant Physician Practices
  • Cumberland Medical Center
  • Fort Loudoun Medical Center
  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
  • LeConte Medical Center
  • Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
  • Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System
  • Parkwest Medical Center
  • Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center
  • Peninsula Hospital
  • Roane Medical Center

Tennova Healthcare

  • Jefferson Memorial Hospital
  • LaFollette Medical Center
  • Newport Medical Center
  • North Knoxville Medical Center
  • Turkey Creek Medical Center

University of Tennessee Medical Center



MidWest Tennessee Partners


  • Bethel University Nursing & PA Programs
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • Freed Hardeman University
  • Jackson State Community College –  Nursing, OTA, & PTA programs
  • Murray State University – Nursing
  • TCAT – Jackson (Crump, Brownsville, Henderson, Humbolt, Lexington, & Whiteville campuses)
  • TCAT – 4 Rivers PN Program (Newbern, Bells, Covington, Ripley, & Union City campuses)
  • TCAT – Paris (Dresden & Camden)
  • The Healthcare Institute
  • Union University – Jackson
  • University of Memphis – Lambuth Campus, Jackson


  • Bolivar General Hospital*
  • Baptist Union City
  • Camden General Hospital*
  • Dyersburg Hospital*
  • Henry County Medical Center
  • Humboldt Medical Center*
  • Jackson Madison County General Hospital*
  • Lexington Medical Center*
  • Milan General Hospital*
  • North Hospital – Jackson*
  • Volunteer Hospital – Martin*

*West TN Healthcare System


SouthEast Tennessee Partners


  • Chattanooga College
  • Chattanooga State Community College – Nursing & Allied Health Programs
  • Cleveland State Community College – Nursing & EMS
  • Dalton State College – Nursing & Allied Health
  • Faithful Guardian EMS
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Nursing
  • Lee University – Nursing & Athletic Training
  • Miller-Motte Technical College Chattanooga – Surgical Tech
  • Puckett EMS Academy
  • TCAT – Chattanooga – PN & Surgical Tech
  • University of  Tennessee at Chattanooga – Nursing, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy


  • CHI Memorial
  • CHI Memorial Georgia
  • CHI Memorial Hixson
  • Erlanger Baroness
  • Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
  • Erlanger East
  • Erlanger North
  • Erlanger Western Carolina
  • Parkridge Hospital
  • Parkridge Valley
  • Parkridge East
  • Parkridge West
  • Rhea Medical Center
  • Tennova Cleveland
Active Managed Partners

Active Managed Partners 

Managed Partners are in the midst of renewing for AY2020-2021.  Below is the ACTIVE list of Managed Partners.

AL/University of South Alabama Nursing & Speech

AL/University of Alabama at Birmingham Nursing

AL/University of Alabama at Huntsville Nursing

AR/Harding University Social Work

CO/National Institute of First Assisting

CT/Quinnipiac University Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

CT/Sacred Heart University PT Program

CT/Yale University PA Program

FL/Gannon University Physical Therapy

FL/Nova Southeastern University Speech

FL/South University PA

FL/University of St. Augustine PT & OT

GA/Andrew College Respiratory Therapy

GA/Brenau University Nursing, OT, PT & Psychology

GA/Emory University Nursing, Ostomy, Wound & Continence

GA/Georgia EMS Academy

GA/Georgia Southern Sonography & Physical Therapy

GA/University of West GA Nursing

IA/ John Patrick University of Health & Applied Sciences Medical Dosimetry

IA/University of North Iowa Communication

IN/Huntington University Occupational Therapy

IN/Indiana Wesleyan University Nursing

IN/St. Mary of the Woods Art Therapy

KY/Bellerarmine University Physical Therapy

KY/Central Kentucky Paramedic

KY/Eastern Kentucky University Health Services Admin

KY/Frontier Nursing University

KY/Lindsey Wilson College Counseling

KY/Madisonville Community College Allied Health & PTA

KY/Murray State OT

KY/University of Kentucky Physical Therapy

KY/Western Kentucky Dietetics, Psych PhD, Physical Therapy & Speech Therapy

LA/Loyola University School of Nursing, New Orleans

MD/Lactation Education Resources

MI/Spring Arbor MSN

MO/Maryville University Nursing

MO/Saint Louis University Nursing

MS/Mississippi College Physician Assistant Program

MS/University of Mississippi Speech

NC/Appalachian State University Music Therapy

NC/Duke University School of Nursing

NC/Gardner Webb University PA

NC/Harding University PT

NC/University of North Carolina Greensboro Nursing

NC/Wingate University PA Program

NE/College of Saint Mary OT Program

PA/Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Physical Therapy & Pharmacy Program (Georgia Campus)

PA/Eastern University Counseling Program

TN/Belmont University Counseling

TN/Daymar College Clarksville PTA

TN/ETSU CardioPulmonary, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy & Radiology

TN/Fisk University Graduate Psychology Program

TN/King University (Knoxville Campus)

TN/Middle Tennessee State University – Masters in Professional Studies

TN/Milligan University OT & PA

TN/NHC Dietetic Internship

TN/Ross Medical Education Center – Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Office Admin

TN/TN State University Social Work

TN/Tusculum University MSN

TN/Union Institute – Lacation & Dietetics

TN/Union University – Jackson & Germantown Social Work

TN/University of Memphis Social Work Program

TN/UTK Industrial, Nuclear (Medical Physics), Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Studies, & Systems Engineering Programs

TN/UT Martin Dietetics

TN/UTHSC Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

TX/Abilene Christian University Occupational Therapy Program

TX/University of Incarnate Word Physical Therapy

UT/Rocky Mountain University Nursing

UT/Utah State University Dietetics

UT/Weber State Medical Lab Science

VA/Emory & Henry College Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

VA/Shenandoah University Health Sciences

VA/University of Lynchburg PT

WI/Concordia University Wisconsin Occupational Therapy

WI/Herzing University Nursing

WV/Marshall University PT Program


Online/Capella University Nursing & Counseling

Online/Chamberlain University Nursing, Public Health & Social Work




Middle Tennessee Partners


  • Austin Peay State University Nursing & Allied Health Programs
  • Belmont University Nursing, Physical Therapy, & Music Therapy
  • Columbia State Community College – Nursing & Allied Health Programs
  • Cumberland University
  • Fortis Institute Nashville –  Nursing & Allied Health Programs
  • Freed Hardeman
  • Lipscomb University – Nursing, Dietetics, Pharmacy & PA Programs
  • Marian University at St. Thomas Health
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Motlow State Community College  – Nursing/EMT/Paramedic/Medical Lab
  • Murray State University – Nursing
  • Nashville General Health Sciences Education
  • Nashville State Community College – Nursing & All Allied Health Programs
  • South College-Nashville – OTA, PA, PTA & DMS Programs
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College – Bowling Green – Nursing, Radiology, Respiratory & Surgical Tech
  • Tennessee State University – ASN & BSN Programs
  • Tennessee State Allied Health Programs
  • TCAT – Dickson, Franklin, Clarksville, Ashland City
  • TCAT – Fayetteville (TN Valley PN Program)
  • TCAT – Hartsville
  • TCAT – Hohenwald, Columbia, Spring Hill, Waynesboro
  • TCAT –McMinnville  (TN Valley PN Program)
  • TCAT –Murfreesboro
  • TCAT – Nashville
  • TCAT –Shelbyville  (TN Valley PN Program)
  • TCAT – Winchester (TN Valley PN Program)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University Physician Assistant Program
  • Union University – Hendersonville
  • UT Health Sciences Center – Nursing & Pharmacy
  • Vanderbilt School of Nursing
  • Volunteer State Community College – Allied Health  & Nursing Programs
  • Western Kentucky State University – Nursing & Dietetics


  • Highpoint Health System – Sumner Regional Medical Center
  • Lewis Health Center**
  • Livingston Regional Hospital*
  • Marshal Medical Center**
  • Maury Regional Medical Center – all campuses**
  • NorthCrest Medical Center
  • Riverview Regional Medical Center*
  • Tennova Harton
  • TriStar Ashland City Medical Center
  • TriStar Centennial Medical Center
  • TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
  • TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center
  • TriStar Horizon Medical Center
  • TriStar Pinewood Springs
  • TriStar Skyline Medical Center / Skyline Madison
  • TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center
  • TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center
  • TriStar Summit
  • Vanderbilt Stallworth
  • Williamson Medical Center

North Georgia Partners


  • Cartersville Medical Center
  • Redmond Regional Medical Center (Rome)

Facility-Sponsored School Partners: (Access to Georgia facilities ONLY)

  • Atlanta Metro EMS
  • Bartow County EMS
  • Berry College – Nursing
  • Chattahoochee Tech – EMS, Medical Lab, OTA & PTA
  • Cherokee Fire
  • Georgia Highlands College – Nursing
  • Georgia Northwest Technical College – Allied Health (Walker & Floyd campuses)
  • Georgia State University – Occupational Therapy
  • Jacksonville State – Respiratory Therapy
  • Kennesaw State – Nursing
  • Mercer University
  • Reinhardt University – Nursing
  • Shorter University – Nursing
  • The Training Center of NW Georgia

School Partners

  • Dalton State College – Nursing & Allied Health
Inactive Managed Partners

Inactive Managed Partners

The following schools were partners last academic year, but have not yet renewed for AY2020-2021.  Managed Partners can remain inactive for a period of 2 consecutive academic years and still maintain partnership.

AL/Samford University Speech Therapy

AL/University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition

CA/University of Southern California Social Work Program

IA/Scott Community College Health Info Management

IN/Indiana State University Occupational Therapy

KY/Murray State OT Program

MA/Simmons University NP

MO/Maryville University Nursing

MO/University of Missouri Physical Therapy

MS/Delta State University Nursing BSN & MSN

NC/Western Carolina University Speech Program

NE/Creighton University Pharmacy



Online/Western Governors University Informatics