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Registered Nurse to BSN (RN to BSN)

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.

Application deadline for Fall 2020:

July 1, 2020

Designed for RNs who already hold an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing, the RN to BSN program is 100% online and 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.

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Program Features

  • 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.

RN to BSN Program Guide RN to BSN Handbook

Prerequisite Requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must meet these criteria:

  • Hold an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing.
  • Be licensed or in progress to be licensed as a registered nurse.
  • Have a minimum of 63 credit hours eligible for transfer to UT.

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NOTE: Please indicate RN to BSN on your application.

Additional Requirements

These are degree requirements that can be completed during the program and will need to be met before graduation:

  • 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.

Questions? Contact Us

RN to BSN Program Chair RN to BSN Advisor
phillip moore

Phillip Moore
RN to BSN Chair/Clinical Assistant Professor

Victoria Leidy
RN to BSN Advisor


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Tennessee is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.