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School of Nursing


Southern has long been recognized as a leader in nursing education.

The School of Nursing offers these programs: AS, BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN, Post-Master’s Certificate, BSN to DNP, DNP and DNP Specialist Certificate, which all are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Admission to the nursing program is competitive with high academic standards. While the program is intense, students are encouraged to be involved in campus activities.

Computer testing is administered to prepare graduates for the RN licensure exam (NCLEX) or nurse practitioner certification exams.

AdventHealth Hall includes well equipped classrooms, high-tech skills and assessment labs, Sim labs with high-fidelity simulators, and a 68-computer station Learning Resource Center.

Our Christian philosophy, friendly environment, recognized leadership in nursing education, qualified faculty, well-equipped skills lab, and the Assisting Students to Achieve Professionally (ASAP) program provide academic excellence.


Beyond the Classroom


Nursing clinicals are active learning environments in actual patient care settings where you perform tasks a nurse would typically do in a given situation — all taking place under the watchful eye of a clinical instructor or assigned preceptor. Clinicals help you develop confidence in your ability to apply skills and collaborate with others in interdisciplinary patient care situations.

Mission Trips

Many nursing majors practice their skills on behalf of others in the mission field, either on a spring break mission trip or a year long commitment as a student missionary.

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Alumni Voices

“One thing I really enjoyed about the program is that it gets you out there and it gives you hands-on experience, which is something that in other programs you don’t really get until you graduate.” -- Beth Crerar

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