Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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The Loewenberg College of Nursing BSN Program is a five-semester (2.5 years), full-time program offered at the Memphis and Lambuth campuses. Summer terms may be offered, but are not guaranteed, due to faculty availability, clinical sites, and other resources. Student who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher are eligible for the 5-semester Traditional BSN program or the 4-semester Accelerated Program. All nursing students must complete the General Education Curriculum required for all students at the University of Memphis.

Program Highlights

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700+ Students Enrolled

90% six year
Graduation Rate

94% Retention Rate

BSN Curriculum

Printable BSN degree sheet with sample curriculum (pdf)

5 Traditional Semesters

Semester 1
NURS 3000: Pharmacology
NURS 3400: Clinical Pathophysiology
NURS 3101/3: Health Assessment/Lab
NURS 3105: Foundations of Patient-Centered Care
NURS 3106: Foundational Nursing Skills

Semester 2
NURS 3005: Professional Nursing
NURS 3006: Professional Nursing Seminar
NURS 3205/6: Nursing of the Adult I/Practicum
NURS 4127/9: Community Health/Practicum
NURS 3127/9: Mental Health Nursing/Practicum

Semester 3
NURS 4110: Evidence Based Practice
NURS 3217/9: Nursing of the Childbearing Family/ Practicum
NURS 3230/1: Gerontological Nursing/Practicum
Statistics (see catalog for options)

Semester 4
NURS 3305/6: Nursing Adult II/Practicum
NURS 3227/9: Pediatric Nursing/Practicum

Semester 5
NURS 4205/6: Transitions into Professional Nursing/ Practicum

For detailed information about the 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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