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 following assumptions:
- 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
- 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
- pursue advanced education on either a formal or informal basis
Open House Events for High School Students
The College of Nursing's High School Open House Events are designed for high school juniors, seniors, and their families interested in learning more about the BSN program. During each Open House, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the college, the BSN program and curriculum, the admission process, and tour our state-of-the-art facilities. Students and Families interested in attending one of the High School Open House Events can get more information by clicking The College of Nursing, High School Open House Events.
Change of major students have an opportunity to attend a Change of Major Information Session. Students interested in apply for a Change of Major in Fall 2017 see the Change of Major Information Session brochure for 2017 (PDF) for a list of sessions. Students interested in applying for a Change of Major in Fall 2018 see the Change of Major Information Session brochure for 2018 (PDF) for a list of sessions.
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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.