Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The BSN program in nursing combines the unique resources of the UT campus with health care agencies in a manner that enables both faculty and students to participate fully in all facets of the health care delivery system. Facilities at the College of Nursing include a human patient simulator, a clinical practice laboratory, a learning resource center, and state-of-the-art equipment. Clinical instruction is offered for students in major hospitals, community clinics, health departments and schools in the region.
The baccalaureate nursing curriculum is guided by the assumptions that: persons and their health and well being are the focus of nursing; nursing is a caring practice profession, an art, and a scientific discipline; persons are influenced by a complex environment (both internal and external) that affects their health and well being, and; a goal for nursing is to modify environmental factors to promote, maintain and restore health. The curriculum also integrates the themes of holism, diversity and caring and emphasizes critical thinking, communication and leadership and management principles and skills.
A broad base of general education, a thorough study of human behavior, an emphasis on health maintenance, promotion and restoration, and a strong family and community orientation are all essential components of baccalaureate nursing education. Maintaining a high quality, relevant program responsive to the increasing complexity of health care delivery, the changing health needs of society, and the changing and expanding role of the nurse, enables graduates of the program to:
- assume beginning leadership positions in a variety of settings,
- work collaboratively with other health professionals,
- function as socially conscious and contributing citizens, and
- pursue advanced education on either a formal or informal basis.
Undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and are unconditionally approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
BSN Program Links
- BSN Info Guide
- Undergraduate Catalog
- Advising Services
- BSN Curriculum
- Admissions Process
- BSN Handbook
- Campus Life
- Tuition & Fees
- Financial Aid & Scholarships
Dr. Gary Ramsey
Chair, Undergraduate Program
Director of Student Services
College of Nursing
1200 Volunteer Blvd,
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-4151
Fax: (865) 974-3569