Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is specially designed for registered nurses who wish to advance their careers by furthering their education. The program allows students to gain valuable experience in community health settings, further their critical thinking skills, and enhance their career opportunities. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Health Assessment
  • ​Transcultural Nursing
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • ​Evidence-Based Practice

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    The RN to BSN program requires 122 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

    • 26 credit hours granted for proficiency credit
    • Hold an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing
    • Be licensed or in progress as a registered nurse
    • Have a minimum of 63 hours credit eligible for transfer to UT
    • Meet the statewide US history requirement for a bachelor’s degree (either one unit at the high school level or 6 credit hours at the college level)
    • Complete any remaining general education requirements (applicable to students who did not graduate from a Tennessee Board of Regents institution)

    School Overview

    The University of Tennessee is a public, 4-year, land-grant university headquartered in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. The school is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country and was founded in 1794. During the Civil War, the school was considered to be the bastion of Union sympathies and the school suffered major structural damage during the Battle of Fort Sanders. Additional campuses were built and the UT University System was created in 1968. Today, University of Tennessee in Knoxville is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system.

    The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:

    • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    • Architecture and Design
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Business Administration
    • Communication and Information
    • Health, Education, and Human Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI)



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