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. The RN to BSN program is specially designed for registered nurses who hold associate degrees or diplomas in nursing who wish to further their education to complete the BSN. The RN to BSN program is delivered in an online format. This allows RNs the flexibility to work around their schedules while completing the degree program. The upper-division curriculum can be completed in three semesters or can be taken on a part-time basis.
- Designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) who hold an Associate’s degree or Diploma in Nursing
- Full-time option completed online in less than one calendar year
- Travel to UT, Knoxville campus is not required
- Eight-week course format: Flexible scheduling allows students to work while completing coursework
- No additional prerequisite General Education requirements for graduates of TBR -Tennessee Board of Regents – institutions (non-TBR grads and diploma-prepared nurses may have extra coursework to complete)
- Coursework is delivered in an online format and designed to enhance your professional skills. Courses topics include: research, transcultural nursing, professional practice, leadership and community health
- Dedicated and experienced online faculty
- Advisors and support staff dedicated to your success as a returning online student
- Students may begin the program in Fall or Spring
- Clinical components may be completed either virtually or in your home geographic area
- Curriculum consists of 34 credit hours of online coursework and 26 credit hours of proficiency credit
Prospective RN to BSN students must:
- Hold an Associate’s degree or Diploma in Nursing
- Be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) prior to the end of the first semester in the program
- Have a minimum of 63 hours of transferrable credit to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Satisfy the State of Tennessee’s U.S. History Requirement –
- Tennessee State Law: Any student who has not had American History in high school is required by Tennessee state law to complete one unit of American History on the high school level or six semester hours of collegiate American History.
- No additional prerequisite General Education Requirements –
- Graduates of Tennessee Board of Regents’ institutions: General education requirements are met, i.e. no additional prerequisites are required.
- Graduates of non-TBR institutions and diploma-prepared nurses: General education requirements must be satisfied and may be required. GE requirements can be found at http://catalog.utk.edu.
Apply for admission to the University of Tennessee online at www.vip.utk.edu
*Please indicate RN to BSN in your application.
Application deadline for Spring 2017: December 1, 2016
Application deadline for Fall 2017: June 1, 2017