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RN-BSN Option

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - RN-BSN Option has been designed for the Registered Nurse who already has an ASN degree or a diploma in nursing and desires a higher level degree. Students in the RN-BSN Option are RNs who want to expand their career and education options. This program prepares the RN to function at a professional level and to be a qualified candidate for graduate education.

The RN-BSN Option is offered completely online

*Some seat courses offered at two locations Main campus (Harrogate), Cedar Bluff (Knoxville).

The RN-BSN Option will:

  • Prepare the baccalaureate nurse as a generalist, caring for individuals, families, community groups, and society at any point on the wellness-illness continuum.
  • Provide RN-BSN Option students with an opportunity for career mobility for the associate degree and diploma educated Registered Nurse.
  • Provide a foundation for continued education in nursing.

Accreditation:

The baccalaureate undergraduate degree program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Furthermore, the baccalaureate undergraduate degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S. Department of Education. ACEN may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.

In order to be eligible for the RN-BSN Option, the applicant must apply to the RN-BSN, have an RN licensure, have an ASN from an accredited institution.  The general education requirments can be completed throughout the RN-BSN program.

RN-BSN Nursing Curriculum

COURSE

Cr. Hrs

COURSE

Cr. Hrs.

BIOL 230 Microbiology/Lab

4

Fine Arts  Requirement

3

BIOL 261 Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab

4

LNCN 100 Lincoln’s Life and Legacy

1

BIOL 262 Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab

4

LNCN 300 American Citizenship/ Civic Life

1

HIST 121 & 122 WorldHistory or

HIST 131 & 132 American History

6

ENGL 310 American Literature

3

ISYS 100 Computer Literacy

2

MATH 270 Statistics

3

COMM 200 Fund of Speech Communications

3

PHILOSOPHY elective

3

ENGL 101 Composition 1

3

PSYC 221 Developmental Psychology

3

ENGL 102 Composition 2

3

Social/Behavioral Science

3

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

49



COURSE

Cr.

Hrs.

NURS 300 Transitions to Prof Nursing

2

NURS 310 Pharmacology to Promote Adaptation

3

NURS 330 Health Assessment of Humans as Adaptive Systems

3

NURS 340 Foundations of Nursing Informatics

3

NURS 350 Pathophysiology of Ineffective Human Responses

3

NURS 375 Promotion of Adaptation Groups/ Comms/ Trans Societies

5

NURS 390 Promotion of Adaptation in the Elderly

2

NURS 430 Nursing Research

3

NURS 470 Prof Nursing Role Development/ Preceptorship

4

NURS 490 Senior Nursing Seminar for RNs

1

TOTAL NURS for RN-BSN

29

NOTE: Students who hold a current registered nurse license making application to the RN-BSN Option will receive 31 upper-level nursing credit hours for proficiency validated by licensure. In order to receive credit hours for knowledge validated by licensure the registered nurse must:

  • Hold a current unrestricted registered nurse license in the State of Tennessee, or be licensed in a compact state.
  • Have been active in clinical practice for the last two years, or have graduated from a nursing program within the last year.
  • Have earned a grade of “C” or better in previous nursing courses.
  • Have completed 16 credit hours in the RN-BSN Program in the Caylor School of Nursing

Rev: 5/12

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