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B.S.N. - RN-BSN

Curriculum

Liberal Arts Requirements (47 hours)

  • Liberal Arts (1 hours) Liberal Arts 102SL

Studies in Biblical Traditions (6 hours)

  • Religion 101 or Religion 368
  • Religion 102 or Religion 367
  • Studies in Communications (6 hours)
  • English 101
  • Communication 135 or 230

Studies in Mathematics and Science (15 hours)

  • Mathematics 201 must complete prior to NURS 315)
  • Biology 207, 208
  • Chemistry 101

Studies in Personal/Social Awareness (6 hours)

  • Economics, History, Philosophy, or Political Science

Studies to Enhance a World Perspective (12 hours)

  • English 201, 301  ART 104, ART 210, ENG 310, FA 301,  MUS 133, or TH 110
  • History 133, 134, or 135

Senior Capstone Course (as listed in major hours below)

  • Nursing 422

One Additional Course from the Following:

  • ECON 267 Principles of Economics
  • ENG 367 Novels and Emotional Intelligence
  • ID 366 Family Systems Theory and Leadership
  • ID 367 Human Emotions and Leadership
  • ID 368 Organizational Communication and Leadership
  • ID 467 Diversity in the Workplace
  • SOC 467Leadership for Social Change 

RN-BSN Program Requirements (33 hours)

  • NURS 301 Conceptual Approaches
  • NURS 302 Introduction to Altered Health States
  • NURS 315 Foundations of Nursing Research
  • NURS 332 Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse
  • NURS 404SL Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 420 Leadership and Management for the Registered Nurse
  • NURS 421 Dimensions of Professional Nursing for the Registered Nurse
  • NURS 422 Professional Synthesis for the Registered Nurse
  • NURS 430 Pharmacology for the Registered Nurse
  • NURS 431 Healthcare of the Elderly for the Registered Nurse 

Additional two (2) hours from one of the following:

  • BIOL 305 Medical Terminology I
  • NURS 209 Wellness for the 21st Century
  • NURS 330 Elder Care Clinical Intensive
  • NURS 331 Nursing Informatics
  • NURS 410 Nursing Care of the High-Risk Neonate
  • NURS 417 Multicultural Practicum
  • NURS 418 Health Care Ethics

*Escrow Credit (30 hours)

Elective Hours (14 hours)

*RN’s holding a current, unencumbered license in Tennessee will receive 30 semester hours of credit for knowledge gained in the basic nursing program. These credits will be added to the transcript when the student has successfully taken and completed 12 semester hours to include at least one senior level nursing course.

RN-BSN Challenge Courses (with 3 years of work experience)

  • NURS 302, Introduction to Altered Health States
  • NURS 332, Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse
  • NURS 404SL, Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 430, Pharmacology for the Registered Nurse
  • NURS 431, Healthcare of the Elderly for the Registered Nurse

Admission Requirements

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