The Carson-Newman University Department of Undergraduate Studies in Nursing offers studies toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in three formats, traditional, accelerated, and second degree programs. The traditional program consists of 8 semesters over four years with upper School nursing beginning in January. The accelerated program can be completed in 8 continuous semesters with an August entry into upper School nursing courses. The second degree program is a 15 month program with a May entry.
Carson-Newman University Department of Nursing offers a rigorous baccalaureate nursing curriculum that includes academic and clinical performance requirements. To be awarded a bachelor’s degree in nursing, the student must successfully complete both elements of the program. Students who receive a nursing degree from Carson-Newman University will have been exposed to the skills and knowledge necessary to attain licensure and to perform the clinical tasks normally expected of registered nurses. Successfully attaining licensure and securing employment as a nurse is entirely dependent on the efforts of the graduate and the economic forces influencing the health care industry. These factors are beyond the control of the Carson-Newman University School of Nursing and Behavioral Health.
The BSN Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.