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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated Program

The Accelerated Nursing Program at Carson-Newman University will enable you to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The curriculum is designed to give you a balance of general education courses along with nursing courses. The program can be completed in eight continuous semesters with an August entry into clinical nursing courses that will prepare you for the state licensure examination for Registered Nurses.

Baccalaureate education in nursing is comprised of liberal arts and sciences, humanities and nursing. The purpose is to prepare a professional who functions autonomously with a focus on the health care needs of clients of all ages in a variety of settings. The baccalaureate nurse explains the rationale for nursing actions and collaborates with the client to determine acceptable outcomes. An integral part of baccalaureate preparation in nursing is the ability to apply knowledge to the promotion of client health.

Admission Criteria

All students, regardless of track, must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a C or better with a maximum of one retake per course
    • Biology 207, 208, 316
    • Chemistry 101
    • Child and Family Studies 206
    • English 101, 201
    • Foods and Nutrition 214
    • Math 201
  • Cumulative science GPA of 2.5 or higher including BIOL 207, BIOL 208, BIOL 316, and CHEM 101.
  • Successful completion of criminal background check.
  • No more than four general education/liberal arts courses remaining including a nursing elective course

Accelerated Nursing Program Curriculum Map


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