Nov 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog


The RN-BSN track for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is for students who are registered nurses and hold a valid unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN). The program is designed to meet the busy needs of the working professional nurse. Course offerings are created so a student can start any semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and are delivered online with minimal campus meetings. A student may pursue and attend the program on a full or part time option.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the RN to BSN Program includes the following:

  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average 2.75; applicants who earned less than a “C” in two or more courses in their Nursing program will not be considered for admission.
  • Proof of unrestricted Tennessee RN license is required prior to enrollment in the program.
  • 1000 hours of clinical practice in the last four years OR have graduated from an accredited Nursing program within the last four years.
  • Current BLS/CPR certification (American Heart Association)
  • 3 professional references
  • Essay
  • Completion of the following core courses (or equivalent):

General Education Courses

Courses that are completed as a component of the General Education course requirement include:


NURS 391 - Transition Into Professional Nursing  must be taken the first semester enrolled in the program.

NURS 492 - Professional Nursing Integration Practicum  will be taken the last semester of the program.