Keys to Success
Since this program is delivered in an online format, students in the RN to BSN program must be especially motivated, disciplined, structured, and committed to learning. It will be vital for you to set aside time for reading and coursework each day.
South College is committed to supporting our online students just as fully as we do students who take classes at one of our campuses. The 100% online asynchronous program format gives you the flexibility you need, while the distance learning platform we use facilitates and encourages communication and collaboration with other students as well as faculty members. Tools like online discussion forums allow you to ask questions, brainstorm solutions, and discuss alternatives with your instructors and classmates alike on your own schedule.
The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Parkside (Knoxville) Learning Site received initial approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in 2003, with full approval granted in September 2008. The program was last reviewed in 2014, with full approval continued. The BSN program at the Asheville Learning Site received initial approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing in February 2016. The BSN program at the Nashville Learning Site received approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in November 2016.
The BSN program at the Parkside (Knoxville) Learning Site was granted continuing accreditation in 2011 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.org/) for a period of eight years. The next review is anticipated in 2019. The ACEN approved the Substantive Changes report regarding the addition of the BSN program at the Nashville Learning Site in January 2017; a Focused Visit is to be conducted in the fall of 2017.
NURSING PROGRAM CCNE INITIAL ACCREDITATION – Notice for Solicitation of Comments
The South College School of Nursing is undergoing an accreditation review for the baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) and master’s degree program in Nursing (MSN) by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) with an onsite visit scheduled for September 5-7, 2018. We invite the opportunity for you to submit written comments. Written third-party comments must be received by CCNE by August 15, 2018. All comments are to be directed to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
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Total Program and Degree Length
Total Program Credits*: 180
Degree Length: 39 months full-time enrollment
*South College operates on the quarter system, offering the possibility for more flexibility and more options for our students.
Program Tuition Rate
Please contact Admissions at 865-288-8750.
South College offers flat-rate tuition, which provides students the opportunity to take more hours for a lower cost. 10-18 hours is the same cost regardless of how many hours are taken.