Program update- Effective for Fall 2017 ABSN applicants:
Nursing 201 – Introduction to Nursing – is no longer a required prerequisite course for the Accelerated BSN program.
Please direct questions to Student Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-974-7606)
Click on the slide image to view Dr. Gary Ramsey's (former Chair of Undergraduate Programs) presentation on Nursing as a Second Career.
The accelerated BSN program’s objective is to offer individuals with non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees the opportunity to complete a nursing program in less time than a traditional baccalaureate program. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) defines accelerated BSN programs as those that can be completed in 12 to 18 months. The UT College of Nursing program is a 12-month accelerated program, not an abbreviated program. For those individuals who have the right balance of intellectual ability, time management skills, emotional fortitude, personal and financial support, an accelerated BSN program can be the ideal entry into practice.
Unique features of our program:
- Twelve-month program (August to August), completed in three full-time semesters.
- Direct transfer of previous baccalaureate degree credits.
- Minimum prerequisite course requirements.
- Excellent clinical experiences at major hospitals, community clinics, health departments, schools, and other health care facilities in the region.
- Highly qualified faculty who are experienced teachers, researchers, and leaders in nursing and health care.
- State-of-the-art classroom, learning resource center, and simulation laboratory facilities.
- Outstanding preparation for the NCLEX, the national licensing exam for RNs. UT College of Nursing graduates consistently exceed both the state and national pass rates.
Students interested in learning more about the Accelerated BSN program are encouraged to attend an Information Session. Open to any interested student, these sessions will cover topics including program prerequisites, typical prerequisite substitutions, the application and selection process, curriculum, costs, and scholarship opportunities.
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Student Services Office
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.