Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Carson-Newman will prepare you for a career that is often described as a calling. Here, you will learn how to provide healthcare from a Christian perspective, which will develop your character and compassion. Thanks to small class sizes, you will have the undivided attention of our highly experienced nursing faculty, and they will be fully invested in your success. 

The BSN program is offered in two formats: a traditional, four-year program or an accelerated format.


Traditional BSN

Completed in 8 semesters over four years with nursing courses beginning in January.

Accelerated BSN

Can be completed in 8 continuous semesters with an August entry into nursing courses.


Regardless of which format you choose, our nursing program will give you a variety of nursing classes and clinical experiences. By the time you graduate, you will have more than 900 hours of clinical experience spread across a variety of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes and community health clinics. Clinical experiences will include rotations in areas like emergency care, geriatric practice, obstetrics and pediatric nursing. 




The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.



  • The professors are amazing. I would not have succeeded without them.
    Megan Blankenship / 2018 / Medical-Surgical Nurse at UTMCK
Nursing Careers

You could pursue a career as a:

• Registered nurse in a hospital or clinic
• Staff nurses in all specialties
• Hospital educator
• Hospice nurse
• School nurse
• Research
• Public health
• Case management

Nursing Clinicals

C-N nursing students complete their clinicals at places like:

• University of TN Medical Center at Knoxville
• East TN Children's Hospital
• Morristown-Hamblen Hospital
• Knoxville Area Rescue Ministry
• Penninsula Behavioral Center

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