3904 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37909
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BSN Program Details
The first two years of this program consist of general education courses which provide a liberal arts framework for completion of the nursing component of the program and pre-professional courses.
Upon admission to the upper division nursing courses, the student will complete six quarters of nursing education. This is a rigorous program with in-class time averaging approximately 20 hours/week. Students should be committed to considerable out-of-classroom preparation and study. It is expected that success will depend upon three hours of study per hour of classroom time. Class schedules may change at the discretion of the institution.
Preparation of the professional nurse requires classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience. The clinical component of the nursing program will take place in various settings in the Knoxville area and beyond. Students are responsible for costs associated with these clinical rotations, and for any costs associated with any emergency services needed while participating in off-site activities.
Consistent with South College, the faculty of the Department of Nursing is committed to providing a degree program at the undergraduate level that builds on knowledge gained through general education experiences. This nursing education serves both traditional and nontraditional students and offers opportunities to enhance the community’s health care through participatory learning experiences.
Baccalaureate nursing education builds on the general education foundation and establishes the foundation for the beginner in nursing practice. The Department supports the pursuit of the commitment to lifelong learning in a dynamic and culturally diverse health care environment, promoting client advocacy, achieving and maintaining clinical competency, and providing service for the community and profession.
The nursing program received initial approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in December 2003, with full approval granted in September 2008. The program was granted full accreditation in 2006 by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.