About Rx TN

Rx Tennessee – “A Prescription for Healthcare Training in Tennessee” (Rx TN) – is designed to provide new opportunities for unemployed, underemployed or other individuals interested in the field of healthcare. One aim of the grant is to assist Trade Act Adjustment (TAA)-eligible individuals and others in earning a certificate or degree in healthcare to increase their competitiveness in the job market. TAA-workers are dislocated employees that have lost their jobs as a result of the work going off-shore. Another aim of the grant is to meet the workforce needs of state-wide healthcare employers and industry. 

The project contains a strong Student Support Prescription component designed to serve all TAA-eligible workers and others in the selection of healthcare training, successful completion of the program, and securing of employment. Adam McKeever-Burgett is Vol State’s Completion Coach and will be serving students who are interested in a healthcare program and students enrolled in an Rx TN program.

While the Student Support Prescription component is designed to serve students across the healthcare career lattice, the proposal also contains Training Prescriptions to address specific occupational training components to meet the needs of employers and industry in specific regions and across the state of Tennessee.  The occupational training areas offered at Volunteer State are AAS Degrees in Allied Health and Medical Informatics and short-term/non-credit certification in Phlebotomy, ECG Technology, Patient Care and Emergency Medical Dispatch.

Jackie Waters
Rx TN Program Coordinator
(615) 230-3610

Tracy Derryberry
Rx TN Medical Informatics Curriculum Specialist
(615) 230-2967

Holly Henry
Rx TN Technical Clerk/Administrative Assistant
(615) 230-2992