Bachelor of Nursing (B.S.N.)

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*** Admissions for the AASN and BSN programs have been suspended for the Fall 2018 class until further notice.  Admissions for the MSN class and the RN to BSN programs remain unaffected. If you are interested in an alternate undergraduate healthcare degree at Tennessee State University please visit the College of Health Sciences page at:  ***

Traditional BSN Degree Program

Our Students Learn:

  • The provision of holistic, ethical and culturally sensitive care for persons across the lifespan
  • To use professional standards of practice and the nursing process as 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.
  • To apply research findings in the provision of evidence based nursing care.
  • To demonstrate leadership through participation in professional and community-based collaborative projects.
  • To provide client education at the individual, family, and community levels that empowers the client to make appropriate lifestyle changes
  • To model professional identification, commitment and accountability through involvement with professional organizations.


Outcome Data

Outcome data for various aspects of student achievement is important to share with our stakeholders. Completion rate for the BSN program is 87%. The NCLEX-RN pass rate for first time candidates is 78% for 2016. Our BSN students have reported success at finding jobs in the various settings both locally and in other states. 

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Traditional BSN Degree Program

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