Bachelor of Nursing (B.S.N.)

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Traditional BSN Degree Program

Our Students Learn:

1. The provision of holistic, ethical and culturally sensitive care for persons across the lifespan
2. To use professional standards of practice and the nursing processas a framework for making clinical decisions to deliver safe and effective nursing care for the health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of individuals, families and communities.
3. To apply research findings in the provision of evidence based nursing care.
4. To demonstrate leadership through participation in professional and community-based collaborative projects.
5. To provide client education at the individual, family, and community levels that empowers the client to make appropriate lifestyle changes
6. To model professional identification, commitment and accountability through involvement with professional organizations.



Technology Requirements and Resources
  • Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac (10.4+)
  • Browser:  Internet Explorer version 8 and above, Firefox 3.0+, Google Chrome, Safari
  • Internet Connection: Minimum 256 kbps or above 
  • Outbound Port to be opened:  80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS/XMPP)
  • Memory:  At least 256 MB RAM and a Pentium 3 or faster processor
  • Cookies: Allow
  • JavaScript: Enable
  • Flash Player: Flash Version 9.0.28 or higher
  • Collaboration port 443:  Open
  • Popups: Allow
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Admission Requirements

Departmental Requirements




RN-BSN:  Career Mobility BSN Program

The Career Mobility Program is a great way for RNs to begin a new career path.

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NURS 3060 Pathophysiology will no longer be taught in the School of Nursing.  The course is now being taught in the Biology Department.  The course is listed under the Biology Department as BIOL 4272/4273.  If you have any questions please contact the BSN office:  615-963-5273.

NURS 2500 Introduction to Nursing is no longer a prerequisite for the baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Chemistry is not required in the BSN Program.

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