RN-to-BSN Program

The Loewenberg College of Nursing offers a flexible, accessible, and affordable online RN-to-BSN Program via UofM Global. Nursing faculty are committed to providing high quality, individualized, and learner-centered education for existing registered nurses who possess an Associate Degree in Nursing. The online RN-to-BSN program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Highlights

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100% Online 7 week courses Flexible Admissions

Potentially finish in
12 months

RN-to-BSN Curriculum

Printable RN-BSN degree sheet with sample curriculum (pdf) 

30 Credit hours



NURS 3007: Professional Nursing RN-BSN
NURS 3109/10: Health Assessment/Lab

NURS 3401: Clinical Pathophysiology RN-BSN
NURS 3009: Pharmacology RN-BSN
NURS 4108 – Transcultural Nursing in Diverse Populations




NURS 4126: Community Health
NURS 4111: Evidence-Based Nursing

NURS 4207: Leadership for RNs
NURS 4209: Professional Portfolio Development for RNs

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

Cost-Saving Features

Credit by Examination (CBE)

The Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) appreciates the knowledge and skills that RN students bring to the BSN program and acquire through formal mentored residencies and internship programs. Accordingly, students may earn college credit for prior learning experience with approval. Course credit may be earned through a national standardized achievement exam and by professional portfolio. Credit by examination (CBE) can be earned for three RN-BSN courses:

  • Health Assessment & Lab (NURS 3109/10)
  • Pathophysiology (NURS 3401)
  • Pharmacology (NURS 3009)

Students will be awarded college level credit after admission to LCON by successfully passing a professionally recognized national exam at the national proficiency benchmark. CBE can be earned by a) achieving proficiency on a standardized achievement exam taken in the associate degree nursing (ADN) program and b) taking a national standardized exam at LCON.

Residency Requirements

Applicants to online and hybrid nursing programs must be residents of a state in which the Loewenberg College of Nursing is authorized to provide distance education. The Loewenberg College of Nursing is NOT authorized to offer distance education in California. Students who reside outside of Tennessee and plan to enroll in an online program of study that leads to advanced nursing licensure are individually responsible for verifying that the program meets the requirements for advanced licensure in their state. Online nursing students should contact the state licensing body from which they will be seeking licensure to ensure eligibility requirements.

Students who relocate to California, in which LCON is not authorized to offer distance education, will be required to fulfill their remaining course requirements in Tennessee or another authorized state, or to withdraw from the program.

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/audit hour fee is assessed for each nursing course. This applies to all junior, senior, graduate level courses including TN eCampus (formerly RODP).



Contact Us 

Norma Neal
Norma Neal
Academic Service Coordinator II

Tracey Power
Dr. Tracey Power
RN to BSN Program Coordinator
Clinical Associate Professor

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