The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Description & Objectives
The baccalaureate nursing curriculum is guided by the assumptions that persons and their health and well-being are the focus of nursing; nursing is a caring practice profession, an art, and a scientific discipline; persons are influenced by complex internal and external environments that impact their health and well-being; and a goal for nursing is to modify environmental factors to promote, maintain, and restore health. The curriculum also integrates the themes of holism, diversity, and caring and emphasizes critical thinking, communication, and leadership and management principles and skills. Maintaining a high-quality, relevant program responsive to the increasing complexity of health care delivery, the changing health needs of society, and the changing and expanding role of the nurse, enables graduates of the program to:
- Assume beginning leadership positions in a variety of settings.
- Work collaboratively with other health professionals.
- Function as socially conscious and contributing citizens.
- Pursue advanced education on either a formal or informal basis.
With an increasing number and range of opportunities available in nursing today, the accelerated BSN is a perfect second degree option. Unique features of this program include:
- Twelve-month program (August to August), completed in three full-time semesters.
- Direct transfer of previous baccalaureate degree credits.
- Minimum prerequisite course requirements.
- Excellent clinical experiences at major hospitals, community clinics, health departments, schools, and other health care facilities in the region.
- Highly qualified faculty who are experienced teachers, researchers, and leaders in nursing and health care.
- State-of-the-art classroom, learning resource center, and simulation laboratory facilities.
- Outstanding preparations for the NCLEX, the national licensing exam for RNs. UT College of Nursing graduates consistently exceed both the state and national pass rates.
Undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing are accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and are unconditionally approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
For entry into the Accelerated BSN Program the institution has several requirments including but not limited to: Additional requirements: Minimum science GPA, Writing sample, Basic computer word processing skills, CPR certification, Course requiremnts: Anatomy and physiology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Developmental psychology/growth and development, Statistics, Nutrition, Bioethics, Introduction to Nursing, GPA requirment of 3.0
The estimated cost for an in-state student is approximately $22,000.