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BS Nursing (RN/BSN)

The RN to BSN program at South College prepares the diploma or associate degree registered nurse for practice at the baccalaureate level. The curriculum is based on The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008), Nursing’s Social Policy Statement (American Nurses Association, 2010), and The National Patient Safety Goals (Joint Commission, 2015) building on a foundation of science and liberal arts. The nursing portion of the curriculum focuses on critical thinking, evidence-based care, research, and leadership.

One of more major course cohorts will begin each year depending on enrollment. The nursing courses may be completed in four quarters in an online learning environment. Additional core courses required depend on the academic history of each student. Application deadlines are available in the South College Admissions Department and the School of Nursing. Admission is open to registered nurses who meet the following criteria:

  1. Proof of a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license or in progress of becoming licensed as a Registered Nurse;
  2. Hold an Associate’s degree or Diploma in Nursing;
  3. Successfully complete an Admissions Interview with a score of at least 2.5 of 4.0 possible points

Preparation of the professional nurse requires didactic, laboratory, and clinical experience. The laboratory and clinical component of the RN to BSN program will take place in various healthcare facilities where the students reside or through virtual laboratory and clinical experiences. Health care facilities must meet federal guidelines, and students must also meet these requirements in order to be allowed to gain clinical experience.

Locations offering this program:

3904 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909

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