Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
(Updated curriculum applies to all Fall 2023 admissions & later)

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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). 

Traditional students achieve a four-year degree that includes four semesters of general education and nursing prerequisite courses (120 credits) and four semesters of courses in the nursing major (120 credits).

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)

4 Traditional Semesters

Semester 1
NURS 3004: Intro to Pharm & Med Admin
NURS 3005: Professional Nursing
NURS 3101/3: Health Assessment/Lab
NURS 3105: Foundations of Patient-Centered Care
NURS 3106: Foundational Nursing Skills
NURS 3400: Clinical Pathophysiology

Semester 2
NURS 3000: Pharmacology
NURS 3127/9: Mental Health Nursing/Practicum
NURS 3205/6: Nursing of the Adult I/Practicum
NURS 3217/9: Nursing of the Childbearing Family/Practicum

Semester 3
NURS 3305/6: Nursing Adult II/Practicum
NURS 3227/9: Pediatric Nursing/Practicum
NURS 4110: Evidence Based Practice
NURS 4127/9: Community Health/Practicum

Semester 4
NURS 4001: Senior Seminar
NURS 4205/6: Transitions into Professional Nursing/Practicum
NURS xxxx: Nursing Elective
NURS xxxx: Nursing Elective

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 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.

All perspective pre-nursing students are advised through the Academic Advising Center (AAC) by a pre-nursing advisor. Pre-nursing advisors can be contacted at (901) 678-2062 or acc@memphis.edu.

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