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BS Nursing (Accelerated)

Consistent with South College’s mission and goals, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program builds on a foundation of liberal arts education, establishing the knowledge base and clinical expertise for the generalist in nursing practice. The faculty supports the commitment to lifelong learning in a dynamic, culturally and ethnically diverse health care environment, promoting client advocacy, achieving and maintaining clinical competency, and providing service to the community and profession. The major curriculum is based on The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008).

The BSN program serves both traditional and nontraditional students and offers opportunities to enhance the community’s health care through participatory learning experiences. The South College School of Nursing offers three options to pursue a BSN Degree. At Parkside (West Knoxville) Learning Site, the Traditional BSN option began in September 2004, and the online RN-BSN option began in April 2015. The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Asheville Learning Site received initial approval to establish tradition BSN program from the North Carolina Board of Nursing in February 2016. The Accelerated BSN option will be available for admission in April 2017.

The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program received initial approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in December 2003, with full approval granted in September 2008. The program was granted continuing accreditation in 2011 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Asheville Learning Site received initial approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing in February 2016.

Locations offering this program:

Knoxville
3904 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909

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