Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Loewenberg College of Nursing Accelerated BSN Program is a four-semester, full-time program offered on the Memphis and Lambuth campuses for students who already possess a Bachelor's degree or higher. The 18-month Accelerated Program begins in the Fall semester and includes one Summer term. Students who already have a Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply for the five-semester Traditional BSN Program.

Program Highlights

exam clinic retention
90% NCLEX Passer Rating 300+
Clinical Affiliations
90%+ six year
Retention Rate

Accelerated BSN Curriculum

Printable Accelerated BSN degree sheet with sample curriculum (pdf)

4 Traditional Semesters

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • NURS 3000: Pharmacology
  • NURS 3005/6: Professional Nursing/Seminar
  • NURS 3105: Foundations of Patient-Center Care
  • NURS 3106: Foundational Nursing Skills
  • NURS 3101/03: Health Assessment/Lab
  • NURS 3400: Clinical Pathophysiology
  • NURS 3205/6: Nursing of the Adult I/Practicum
  • NURS 4127/9: Community Health Nursing/Practicum
  • NURS 3127/9: Mental Health/Practicum
  • NURS 4110: Evidence Based Practice in Nursing

Summer Semester (Pre-licensure, 1st & 2nd)

Fall Semester

  • NURS 3230/1: Gerontological Nursing/Practicum
  • NURS 3217/9: Nursing of the Childbearing Family/Practicum
  • NURS 3305/6: Nursing of the Adult II/Practicum          
  • NURS 3227/9: Pediatric Nursing/Practicum
  • NURS 4205/6: Transitions into Professional Nursing/Practicum

For detailed information about the Accelerated BSN program, including policies, course names and descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

  • To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the student must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours.
  • A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in each Nursing course to progress. Failure to earn a minimum grade of “C” will require repeating the course before attempting other Nursing courses.
  • A Nursing course may only be entered twice.
  • Failure to earn a minimum grade of “C” or better, or “S” (clinical) when repeating a Nursing course will result in disqualification from the Nursing major
  • Failure to earn a “C” or better, or “S” (clinical) in two Nursing courses will result in disqualification from the Nursing major.

Tuition and Fees

For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the University & Student Business Services.

Please be advised that there are additional fees for the pre-licensure BSN program:

  • A $30 per credit fee is assessed for each Nursing course.
  • Nursing skills lab courses carry a charge of $122 per credit to cover the cost of medical supplies.
  • $50 testing fee for NCLEX success applied to Nursing specialty courses.

Contact Us

Academic Services Coordinator

Dr. Joy Hoffman
BSN Program Director

Dr. Jeremy N. Whittaker
Associate Dean for
Student Success and Inclusion

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