RNs must meet university general education requirements or be a graduate of a Tennessee Board of Regents school. They are exempt from the sophomore level NURS 201 - Introduction to Nursing course. Students will be given proficiency credit based on RN status. (Satisfactory/No Credit.)
Students starting upper division coursework will receive proficiency credit for five major clinical nursing courses. Courses for which credit will be attained include NURS 361, NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 421, and NURS 461. These credits will be held in escrow until the graduating semester for a student. (Satisfactory/ No Credit.)
The entire upper-division nursing curriculum can be completed in one calendar year. Students not enrolled in nursing courses for two consecutive semesters, excluding summer, will be administratively withdrawn from the program. Those seeking reentry must reapply to the College of Nursing.