Accelerated BSN Programs in Tennessee


Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212, 615-460-6000.
This university is a private, Christian institution located on a 75-acre campus in Nashville, Tennessee, with satellite campuses in Franklin, Tennessee, Los Angeles, California, and New York, New York. Founded in 1890, today it is the largest Christian university in Tennessee. It is organized into 11 colleges and schools and enrolls over 6,000 students.

The Belmont University School of Nursing was established in 1972 and is now located in the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences building. It offers three tracks for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, including the Accelerated 2nd Degree Program. This BSN accelerated nursing program is designed to allow students to earn a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this program the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the following prerequisite classes: General Biology or Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Psychology, Life Space Development, Abnormal Psychology, Nutrition, Advanced Math, and 2 Religion courses. The application deadline is in January for fall entry.

Cumberland University

Cumberland University

1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, TN 37087,

800-467-0562

Cumberland University is a private institution located in Lebanon, Tennessee, 30 miles from Nashville. Founded in 1842 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, it has been independent since 1958. It now offers 23 undergraduate majors and enrolls over 1,300 students. The Rudy School of Nursing offers four tracks for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Accelerated program allows students to earn a BSN degree after a shortened schedule of full-time classroom and clinical work. Clinical experiences take place at hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the Lebanon community. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes.

East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University

807 University Parkway, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 439-1000

East Tennessee State University is a public university located on a 350-acre campus in Johnson City, Tennessee. Founded in 1911, it was originally called East Tennessee State Normal School, a school that prepared students to become teachers. In 1943 the curriculum was expanded to include liberal arts classes. It is now home to 11 colleges and schools, and enrolls over 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The College of Nursing offers five options for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Accelerated program allows students to earn a BSN degree after semesters of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in February for summer entry.

Union University

Union University

1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305,

731-668-1818

Union University is a private, evangelical Christian institution located on a 290-acre campus in Jackson, Tennessee, with satellite campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville. Founded in 1823, it was originally called Jackson Male Academy. Today it maintains a reputation for academic excellence while providing a Christian education. Union University has 7 academic divisions and enrolls over 4,000 students. The School of Nursing at Union University offers four options for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, including the Accelerated BSN Program. It is offered at all three Union University campuses. This second degree BSN nursing program allows students to earn a BSN degree after 15 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 4 prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in February for summer entry.

University of Memphis

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152,

901 678-2169

The University of Memphis is a public institution located in the Normal Station section of Memphis, Tennessee, with a satellite campus in Jackson. Founded in 1912, it was originally called the West Tennessee Normal School. It is now organized into 11 academic divisions and enrolls over 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Nursing education began at the University of Memphis in 1967 and the program became a school within the University in 1984. In 1988 the school changed its name to the Loewenburg School of Nursing in recognition of the financial support of Mr. William A. and Mrs. Ruth Loewenberg. The School of Nursing offers three tracks for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, including the Accelerated BSN program. This second degree BSN nursing program is only offered at the Memphis campus. It is designed for students who have already earned a college degree and now wish to change careers. This BSN accelerated program requires 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must also have completed the 9 prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in February.

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