The BSN program at TTU's Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is a 4-year Nursing Bachelors program with a 5-semester clinical portion of the program. Students may complete the first three semesters of prerequisite coursework through TTU as a Lower Division Nursing student or at any of Tennessee's community colleges. Admission into the clinical "Upper Division" portion of the program is competitive and students will generally need to seek admission to Upper Division Nursing at the end of their freshman year.
In the Upper Division portion of the program students will complete clinical placements each week at a variety of clinical sites throughout Middle and East TN in focus areas including Mental Health, Medical/Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics, and many other areas. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit the NCLEX exam for RN licensure. TTU BSN graduates have a first-time NCLEX pass rate of better than 95%!