The Hybrid/Online option for the BS Nursing program is available at the Knoxville and Nashville campuses only. All didactic course content will be delivered via asynchronous and synchronous distance education. Required lab hours and course testing are scheduled on campus on weekends (Saturday with Sunday also if needed). Clinical assignments are made at South College affiliated clinical site.
The first two years of this program consist of general education courses which provide a liberal arts framework for completion of the nursing component of the program and pre-professional courses. Students may choose to attempt pre-requisite courses online or in a combination of online/onground.
Upon admission to the upper division nursing courses, the student will complete six quarters of nursing education. This is a rigorous program with direct course time averaging approximately 20 hours/week plus associate outside of direct course time. See the South College definition of a credit hour (see Descriptions of Courses ). It is expected that success will depend upon two hours of study per hour of direct classroom time. Students should be committed to considerable preparation and study. Class schedules may change at the discretion of the institution.
Preparation of the professional nurse requires classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience. The clinical component of the nursing program will take place in various settings in the applicable geographic area and beyond. Students are responsible for costs associated with these clinical rotations, and for any costs associated with any emergency services needed while participating in off-site activities.