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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 Registered Nurse to BSN (RN to BSN)

Welcome

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.

Apply now!

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

 

Program Features

 
  • Complete 34 credit hours of online course work in a convenient eight-week course format and automatically receive an additional 26 credit hours of proficiency credit.
  • The program is fully online, with no travel to UT, Knoxville campus 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 fill time and complete the program within a calendar year.
  • 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.
  • Dedicated and experienced online faculty
  • Advisors and support staff dedicated to your success as a returning online student

Prerequisite Requirements

 

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.

For More Information

Student Services Office
(865) 974-7606
RNtoBSN@utk.edu



 

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.

Application


Questions?  Please call the College of Nursing Student Services Office: (865) 974-7606

Or email: rntobsn@utk.edu

Admission Process

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


For More Information

See the RN to BSN Program Information Guide (PDF) for more information.

 

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