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:
Five semesters with summer breaks. Nursing courses start in January.
Five continuous semesters. Nursing courses start in August.
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 (www.ccneaccreditation.org) and is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
Carson-Newman is ranked among the best schools for future nurses!
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
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
The professors are amazing. I would not have succeeded without them.
Courses in our BSN Program include:
NURS 307. Child Health Patterns
Theory and application of concepts of nursing care are related to the needs of clients from infancy through adolescence and recognize the child as a integral member of the family unit. Caring actions focus upon the use of the nursing process to promote a caring environment for pediatric clients and families.
NURS 308. Mental Health Nursing
Professional mental health nursing roles are implemented through caring constructs, communication skills, and therapeutic milieu.
NURS 413. Childbearing Health Patterns and Alterations
Integration of the metaparadigm of person, environment, health, nursing, and caring to childbearing women, their infants, and family. Promotionof positive client health through caring behaviors and roles is emphasized.
NURS 414. Complex Health Pattern Alterations
Integration of caring actions that focus on the use of critical thinking and clinical decision making in professional nursing practice. Clinical focus is on the facilitation of health in the client with complex health pattern alterations.
NURS 432. NCLEX Success Prep
This course is designed to assist senior nursing students in preparing for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The course focuses on current NCLEX- RN test plan and students’ identified learning needs.