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 percent 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: December 1.

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ADMISSIONS

You must meet these criteria to apply for the RN to BSN program at the University of Tennessee:

  • 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.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED UT KNOXVILLE PREVIOUSLY

Please follow the steps below to APPLY NOW and become a #VolNurse!

  • Click “Apply to be a Vol”
  • Register for a VIP (Vol-in-Progress) account
  • Choose “Start New Application”
  • Choose “Readmit” as your application type
  • Choose your Entry Term – note we only admit for Fall and Spring (do not choose Summer)
  • Fill out the application details, choosing “Nursing” as your first choice major – RN to BSN will not be listed as an option
  • Once finished, submit the application along with the application fee
  • Request all official transcripts be sent to:
    The University of Tennessee
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    320 Student Services Building
    Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
    *Please provide transcripts from all institutions attended and a copy of your high school/GED transcript.
  • Email RNtoBSN@utk.edu with the subject “Readmit Application” and provide the date of
    application submission
  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will process an admission decision for readmit
    students separately from the College of Nursing (typically readmitted students are admitted to an exploratory track until reviewed by the College of Nursing)
  • A College of Nursing decision for the RN to BSN program will not be issued until all transcripts are received and are on file with Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Students should expect to receive an admission decision from the College of Nursing after a decision is issued from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO UT KNOXVILLE

Please follow the steps below to APPLY NOW and become a #VolNurse!

  • Click “Apply to be a Vol”
  • Register for a VIP (Vol-in-Progress) account
  • Choose “Start New Application”
  • Choose “Transfer” as your application type
  • Choose your Entry Term – note we only admit for Fall and Spring (do not choose Summer)
  • Fill out the application details, choosing “RN to BSN” as your first choice major
  • The RN to BSN program does not require the essay, so please skip the essay
    portion
  • Once finished, submit the application along with the application fee
  • Request all official transcripts be sent to:
    The University of Tennessee
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    320 Student Services Building
    Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
    * Please provide transcripts from all institutions attended and a copy of your high school / GED transcript.
  • Once all official transcripts are received and processed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the College of Nursing will review and issue admission decisions.
  • Students will receive an admission letter and email from both the College of Nursing and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions separately.

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.

CURRICULUM

Full-Time Study

Semester 1:
First 8 weeks
305 Professional Practice and Role Development
343 Transcultural Nursing for the RN
Second 8 weeks
320 Pathophysiology for the RN
334 Health Assessment for the RN*

Semester 2:
First 8 weeks
350 Healthcare Informatics
383 Population Health and Global Health Perspectives for the RN*
Second 8 weeks
401 Pharmacotherapeutics for the RN
472 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research

Semester 3:
First 8 weeks
455 Nursing Leadership and Management Dimensions
494 Portfolio Development for the RN

*Clinical course (completed either virtually or in your geographic area)

INFORMATION SESSION

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!

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