The School of Nursing offers an RN to BSN program for Registered Nurses (RN), with either an AAS or ADN, desiring to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
Lower division coursework includes completion of the general education requirements, many courses of which RN students have previously completed. Through the Tennessee Mobility Act, Tennessee Tech is able to award credit for more than half of the upper division nursing courses to qualifying RN-BSN students. The potential for experiential learning credit is available in community health and leadership/management nursing courses. The policy and procedure for experiential credit can be found in the Student Nursing Handbook.
The School of Nursing will review each applicant to the RN-BSN program individually due to the diverse educational background of each student. An individualized curricular plan for each RN to BSN student will be devised to help the student realize the BSN degree.
You can look at the policies and procedures for the RN-BSN program in the Student Handbook. Because of the different backgrounds of RN-BSN students, however, there is not a set curriculum for you to follow.
For Registered Nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Nursing, you might also consider the bridge program which will move you toward your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). You would take four classes to bridge into the MSN-RODP program to earn your master's degree.
For more information about the RN to BSN Option, please contact:
Prof. Barbara Jared
Academic Advisor Jamie Gunter