BS Nursing Degree
The School of Nursing now offers two pre-licensure pathways to become a Registered Nurse: AS/BS and BSN.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) articulated program is designed to provide a seamless transition from the AS to the BS. The BS program offers three options: on campus, online, and consortium, that can be completed in two or more semesters depending on the general education/cognate requirements needed. Transfer students who are graduates of ACEN accredited Associate and Diploma Nursing Programs may apply for acceptance into the BS nursing program.
The BSN program is designed as a five-semester program, with entry in semester four of a traditional eight-semester college experience. The student will enter with approximately 40-45 credit hours earned, including most general education and cognate courses. The BSN curriculum is rich with skills, simulation, and clinical experiences that immediately allow the student to apply theory to practice. The BSN program is approved by the TN Board of Nursing and accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Both the BS and BSN programs are designed to provide a Christian learning environment that nurtures a culture of integrity and academic excellence and prepares caring, competent professionals to serve the diverse health care needs of individuals, families, and communities within a global context.
Admission to the BSN takes place each winter semester, while admission to the AS program occurs each fall semester.
If you think you may be interested in entering or advancing a rewarding nursing career, please fill out the form below or contact:
Director of Admissions and Progressions
School of Nursing
Southern Adventist University
- Southern Undergraduate Admissions
- Bachelors Degree Application pdf
- AS-BS Nursing Essentials
- Sample BS Course Schedule
- Sample BSN Course Schedule