South College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated option) program in Knoxville or Nashville can prepare you to pursue a nursing career in as little as 18 months. Earn your accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s career today!
As little as 18 months (full-time) (dependent on academic history)
Available for qualified applicants to our nursing programs
Earn your accelerated BSN degree in Knoxville or Nashville
Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships, is available to those who qualify. To learn more about the financial aid options for pursuing an a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, contact us today.
Healthcare positions are widely considered fulfilling careers with consistently high job satisfaction ratings and a positive job outlook. As a nurse, you would be a vital part of the healthcare team, providing collaborative, interdisciplinary care that leads to excellent patient treatment. Earning a BSN at South College can provide you with the knowledge and skills to be a provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of patient care. Upon graduating, you’ll be prepared to delegate tasks, supervise patient care, and evaluate personnel within a healthcare team. After completing this BSN program, you can also pursue one of the online graduate nursing degree programs offered by our School of Nursing.
Dreaming of a career in nursing and have a degree in another field already? The BSN Accelerated degree option at South College can prepare students with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees to earn a BSN degree and qualify to take the NCLEX-RN exam in under 2 years depending on academic background. Our BSN Accelerated option is a great way to more quickly earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with hands-on nursing classes designed to equip you with the needed foundational skills and knowledge.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs offered at South College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). South College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) for the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted. The South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) effective October 13, 2021. The address for COA is: 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068, Phone number: 847-655-1160, website address: www.coacrna.org. Additionally, during the same October 2021accreditation meeting, the COA granted the following two items for the South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program: (1) Approval of Distance Education Courses, and (2) Approval of Waiver of Graduate Degree Requirement.