The Accelerated BSN degree program at South College prepares students with non-nursing baccalaureate or graduate degrees to earn a BSN degree and qualify for NCLEX-RN examination. The nursing courses may be completed in six quarters. Additional core courses may be required depending on the academic history of each student.
Upon admission to the upper division nursing courses, the student will complete six quarters of nursing education. This is a rigorous program with in-class time averaging approximately 20 hours/week. Students should be committed to considerable out-of-classroom preparation and study. It is expected that success will depend upon two hours of study per hour of classroom time. 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 Knoxville and Nashville areas 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.