Nursing BSN Licensure

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing and is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The degree program is designed to prepare students for licensure requirements in the State of Tennessee. In addition to completing the BSN degree, graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Exam NCLEX for Registered Nurses to qualify as a candidate for licensure in Tennessee.

Completing a BSN at Carson-Newman and passing the NCLEX exam may lead to licensure in other states, particularly those who are members of the Nurse Licensure Compact, but is its best to consult state licensing boards to determine requirements in specific states. It is recommended that a Carson-Newman BSN graduate who wishes to seek licensure outside of the state of Tennessee research requirements for licensure in that state and contact the appropriate licensing agency (see contact information in disclosure table).  Students must be aware that state laws, regulations, and requirements for licensure and certification vary from state to state and may change without notice. 

Carson-Newman strongly recommends that prospective and currently enrolled students who plan to seek licensure or certification in nursing outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency for information and guidance before enrolling in the program. It is also imperative that students be cognizant of licensing requirements when they relocate to a state outside the state of Tennessee after beginning the program. Students should also discuss licensing requirements with their adviser before enrolling in the nursing program or when relocating to a state outside of Tennessee.

For information regarding the Carson-Newman University Bachelor of Science in Nursing and licensure should contact:

Dr. Beau Christian, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: (865) 471-4626

Carson-Newman has determined that the Bachelor of Science program offered by the university meets the requirements to apply for licensure in the state of Tennessee. For additional information regarding licensure and certification in any state other than Tennessee or U.S. territory, students should consult the specific state licensure board listed by state and U.S. territory in the disclosure information below.

Professional Licensure Disclosure and contact information for licensing agencies for Nursing (BSN) by state

StateName of State Licensing Board State Licensing Requirements Determination
AlabamaAlabama Board of NursingMeets
AlaskaAlaska Board of NursingNot Determined
ArizonaArizona State Board of NursingMeets
ArkansasArkansas Board of NursingMeets
CaliforniaCalifornia Board of Registered NursingNot Determined
ColoradoColorado Board of NursingMeets
ConnecticutConnecticut Board of Examiners for NursingNot Determined
DelawareDelaware Board of NursingMeets
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Board of NursingNot Determined
FloridaFlorida Board of NursingMeets
GeorgiaGeorgia Board of NursingMeets
HawaiiHawaii Board of NursingNot Determined
IdahoIdaho Board of NursingMeets
IllinoisIllinois Department of Financial and Professional RegulationNot Determined
IndianaIndiana Professional Licensing AgencyMeets
IowaIowa Board of NursingMeets
KansasKansas Board of NursingMeets
KentuckyKentucky Board of NursingMeets
LouisianaLouisiana Board of NursingMeets
MaineMaine Board of NursingMeets
MarylandMaryland Board of NursingMeets
MassachusettsMassachusetts Board of Registration in NursingNot Determined
MichiganMichigan Board of NursingNot Determined
MinnesotaMinnesota Board of NursingNot Determined
MississippiMississippi Board of NursingMeets
MissouriMissouri Board of NursingMeets
MontanaMontana Board of NursingMeets
NebraskaNebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesMeets
NevadaNevada State Board of NursingNot Determined
New HampshireNew Hampshire Board of NursingMeets
New JerseyNew Jersey Board of NursingMeets
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of NursingMeets
New YorkNew York Office of the ProfessionsNot Determined
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of NursingMeets
North DakotaNorth Dakota Board of NursingMeets
OhioOhio Board of NursingMeets
OklahomaOklahoma Board of NursingMeets
OregonOregon State Board of NursingNot Determined
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Board of NursingNot Determined
Rhode IslandRhode Island State Department of HealthNot Determined
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of NursingMeets
South DakotaSouth Dakota Board of NursingMeets
TennesseeTennessee Board of NursingMeets
TexasTexas Board of NursingMeets
UtahUtah Division of Occupational and Professional LicensingMeets
VermontVermont Office of Professional Regulation Meets
VirginiaVirginia Health Professions  Board of NursingMeets
WashingtonWashington Board of Nursing Meets
West VirginaWest Virginia RN Board Meets
WisconsinWisconsin Board of NursingMeets
WyomingWyoming State Board of NursingMeets
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Board of NursingNot Determined
GuamGuam Board of Nurse ExaminersMeets
U.S. Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands Board of Nursing LicensureNot Determined