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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Traditional Program

The Traditional 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. You will begin with three semesters of foundational courses and then, in the spring of your sophomore year, begin 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
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 of the following science courses:  BIOL 207, 208, 316, and CHEM 101.
  • Successful completion of criminal background check.

Traditional Program Suggested Curriculum


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