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BS Nursing Degree

The School of Nursing now offers two pre-licensure pathways to become a Registered Nurse: AS RN to BSN and Pre-licensure BSN. 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) articulated program is designed to provide a seamless transition from the AS to the RN to BSN. The RN to BSN program offers two options: on campus and online. The on-campus program can be completed in two or more semesters depending on the general education/cognate requirements needed. The online program is part time and is usually completed in four semesters. Transfer students who are graduates of ACEN accredited Associate and Diploma Nursing Programs may apply for acceptance into the RN to BSN nursing program. 

The Pre-licensure BSN program is designed as a five- or six-semester program, with entry in semester three or four of a traditional eight-semester college experience. The student will enter the five-semester program with approximately 40-45 credit hours earned, and the six-semester program with approximately 30-35 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 programs at Southern Adventist University are located in Collegedale, Tennessee and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404)975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the BSN program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The BSN program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (615)532-9223.

The 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 Pre-licensure and RN to BSN campus program takes place each fall and winter semester. Admission to the RN to BSN online program takes place fall, winter, and summer.

If you think you may be interested in entering or advancing a rewarding nursing career, please fill out the form below or contact us.

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Nissa Haugen, Director of Admissions and Progressions


School of Nursing, Southern Adventist University