RN to BSN Completion Programs in Tennessee

RN to BSN degree programs allow registered nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing to broaden their skills and education, which ultimately creates opportunities for career advancement. The number of registered nurses holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) is fast outpacing the number of nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma, according to the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. This trend can also be seen in Tennessee, as the number of BSN programs has become greater than the number of ADN programs offered in the state. Find RN to BSN programs offered in Tennessee listed below.

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The BSN is a critical step for career advancement in the nursing field. Coursework is designed to build on the clinical and didactic foundations learned in an associate’s or diploma nursing program as well as strengthen nursing skills in areas such as analytical and critical thinking, leadership, communication and related areas.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development projects 26% job growth in the field of nursing through 2016. Those nurses with a BSN level education will most likely find the best opportunities in leadership positions. The American Nurses Association and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing actually recommend the BSN as the minimum education for professional nursing practice. The BSN is also a requirement for entrance to master’s nursing programs that can lead to advanced practice positions, nurse executive positions, nursing faculty positions and many more opportunities.

RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in Tennessee

Online RN to BSN programs have become the most popular option for registered nurses making the decision to pursue their BSN. Most of the colleges and universities based in Tennessee offer their RN to BSN programs entirely or partially online. There are also a large number of colleges and universities based in other states that offer CCNE or NLNAC accredited RN to BSN online programs to residents of the state of Tennessee. These programs have no residency restrictions and are listed below with their contact information. Some online programs can be completed in as little as one year. You may also be interested in RN to MSN programs in Tennessee, which offer students and opportunity to pursue a master’s level education and advanced nursing practice careers.

Nursing Schools Based in Tennessee Offering TN Board of Nurisng Approved RN to BSN Programs

Aquinas College

The RN to BSN program is NLNAC accredited

Programs Offered: ASN, RN to BSN

4210 Harding Road,
Nashville, TN 37205,
PH: 615-297-7545

Baptist College of Health Sciences

The RN to BSN program is CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences,
1003 Monroe Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38104,
PH: 901-575-2468

Belmont University School of Nursing

Belmont University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The BSN and MSN programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Master’s Certificate – (Options: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)

Belmont University School of Nursing,
1900 Belmont Blvd,
Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Carson-Newman College

The nursing program are CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN -MSN & MSN (Concentrations: FNP, Nurse Educator), Post-Master’s Certificates in FNP and Nurse Educator

Carson-Newman College,
1646 Russell Avenue,
Jefferson City, TN 37760,
PH: 865-471-3425

East Tennessee State University

The RN to BSN program is CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, PhD Nursing

310 Roy S. Nicks Hall – PO Box 70617,
Johnson City, TN 37614-0617,
PH: (423) 439-4578

King College

The RN to BSN program is CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN (Concentrations: Nursing Administration, Clinical Specialization in Acute Care, Nursing Care in Health Ministry, and Nursing Education)

King College,
1350 King College Road,
Bristol TN 37620,
PH: 800-362-0014

Lincoln Memorial University

The nursing programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: ASN, BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

Lincoln Memorial University –
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway,
Harrogate, TN 37752
PH: 800-325-0900

Middle Tennessee State University

The RN to BSN program is NLNAC accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN (Concentrations: FNP, Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Education)

Middle Tennessee State University,
Box 81,
Murfreesboro, TN 37132,
PH: 615-898-2437

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville nursing programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Administration, Adult Health, Family NP, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Nurse Anesthesia, Women & Children), DNP, PhD

UTK – College of Nursing,
1200 Volunteer Boulevard,
Knoxville, TN 37996-4180
PH: 865-974-7606

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