The UT College of Nursing is committed to advancing our mission to prepare nurses to meet the challenges of an ever-changing health care system, and we are committed to excellence in nursing education, practice, and research.
Designed for RNs who already hold an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing, the RN to BSN program brings a degree from UT’s College of Nursing within reach, even for busy working nurses. You’ll learn from UT’s dedicated and experienced online faculty, with accessible advisors and support staff, flexible start dates, full- and part-time options, and no distant travel required for clinicals or campus visits.
- Complete 34 credit hours of online coursework in a convenient eight-week course format and automatically receive an additional 26 credit hours of proficiency credit.
- General education requirements are already fulfilled for graduates of any Tennessee Board of Regents institution. Graduates from other systems and those with a nursing diploma may have additional requirements.
- The program is fully online, with no travel to UT required and clinical components that can be completed either virtually or close to home.
- Scheduling is flexible, with either a fall or spring start, and a structure that lets you continue working as you earn your degree or study full time and complete the program within a calendar year.
- Unmatched resources are within easy reach with the College of Nursing’s faculty, advisors, and support staff.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet these criteria:
- Hold an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing.
- Be licensed or in progress as a registered nurse.
- Have a minimum of 63 hours credit eligible for transfer to UT.
- Meet the statewide US history requirement for a bachelor’s degree (either one unit at the high school level or 6 credit hours at the college level).
- If you did not graduate from a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, you must also complete any remaining general education requirements. You can verify that your college falls under the Tennessee Board of Regents, and view a list of UT’s general education requirements on the course catalog.
NOTE: Please indicate RN to BSN on your application.
Get in touch with RN to BSN Coordinator Phillip Moore.
Clinical Assistant Professor, RN to BSN Coordinator
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Tennessee is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.