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RN to BSN Online

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.

Application deadline for Fall 2023:

July 1, 2023

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Virtual Information Sessions

The RN to BSN Team is now offering virtual information sessions. These will be 30 minute sessions conducted via Zoom, allowing students to obtain more information and ask questions about the RN to BSN Program. To sign-up, please click the button below!


Program Features

  • 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 virtually and 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.
  • Complete the program within a calendar year with a full-time plan of study. Part-time options are also available.
  • Complete 34 credit hours of online coursework in a convenient eight-week course format and receive an additional 27 credit hours of proficiency credit.
  • Unmatched resources are within easy reach with the dedicated College of Nursing’s faculty, advisors, and support staff.

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Application Process

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.
  • 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.

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Questions? Contact Us

RN to BSN Program Chair RN to BSN Advisor
phillip moore
Phillip Moore
TBSN & RN to BSN Chair, Clinical Assoc Prof