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 major clinical nursing courses (26 credit hours). Courses for which credit will be attained include didatic courses equivalent to NURS 321, NURS 363, NURS 411, NURS 412, NURS 461 as well as Clinical Immersion courses equivalent to NURS 362, NURS 405, and NURS 462. 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 Students not enrolled in nursing courses for two consecutive semesters, excluding summer, will be administratively withdrawn from the program.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.