Tennessee Technological University
1 William L Jones Dr.
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
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.
BSN Program Details
TTU School of Nursing offers a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). During your first two years, you will concentrate on general education (Gen Ed) requirements. The Gen Ed requirements, while giving you a solid educational foundation, will also provide a good foundation for your nursing classes. Your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and sociology will promote your success in your nursing classes and also allow you to understand and interact with patients while in clinical experiences and after you graduate.
Your last two years, a combination of nursing classes and clinicals, will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients in all areas of nursing, including community health.
MSN Program Details
TTU School of Nursing, in collaboration with the other five Tennessee Board of Regents universities, offers an MSN-RODP program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). By choosing Tennessee Tech as your “home school,” you’re able to earn an MSN with your choice of the following concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics, or Family Nurse Practitioner.
All coursework is done online, and you have a choice of preceptors to complete the clinical experiences. For most Registered Nurses, this program gives you an achievable way to further your education while continuing your job responsibilities.
The checklist below will guide you through the process of applying for the program and navigating through the administrative procedures of the program.