Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Loewenberg College of Nursing traditional BSN program provides education and training for pre-licensure nursing students to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and be eligible, upon graduation, to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) required for registered nurse (RN) licensure. The curriculum is based on requirements of the Tennessee Board of Nursing (TBON), as well as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program includes standard core content (pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, foundational nursing skills, evidence-based practice), nursing and clinical content across the lifespan (maternity/OB, newborn, pediatrics, adult, older adult), and content on the profession (mental health, professional nursing, leadership and management, ethics, policy, and transition to practice).

Accelerated students achieve a second bachelor’s degree that includes four semesters of courses in the nursing major (60 credits).

Program Highlights

exam clinic retention
90% NCLEX Pass Rate 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 3004: Into to Pharm & Med Admin
NURS 3005: Professional Nursing
NURS 3101/03: Health Assessment/Lab
3105: Foundations of Patient-Center Care
NURS 3106: Foundational Nursing Skills
NURS 3400: Clinical Pathophysiology

NURS 3000: Pharmacology
NURS 3127/9: Mental Health/Practicum
3205/6: Nursing of the Adult I/Practicum                  
NURS 3217/9: Nursing of the Childbearing Family/Practicum

Summer Semester

Fall Semester

NURS 3227/9: Pediatric Nursing/Practicum
3305/6: Nursing of the Adult II/Practicum
NURS 4110: Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
NURS 4127/9: Community Health Nursing/Practicum

NURS 4001: Senior Seminar
4205/6: Transitions into Professional Nursing/Practicum
NURS xxxx: Nurse Elective
NURS xxxx: Nurse Elective

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 Nursing course may only be entered twice.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Additional fees, including clinical practicum fees, materials fees, testing fees, and insurance fees will be required throughout the program. These fees are not included in the university fee schedule. Current fee rates can be found in the LCON Academic Bulletin


Contact Us

Norma Neal
Norma Neal

Academic Service Coordinator II
Undergraduate Nursing Program 


Joy Hoffman
Dr. Joy Hoffman

BSN Program Director

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