Keys to Success
Students must enter the program with a willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and a commitment to patient care. Determination, flexibility, and concentration will be extremely helpful, and you will need strong leadership and communication skills, as well as an excellent work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.
South College is committed to providing any support we can to help our students succeed. Nursing faculty members are accessible and approachable, and course tutors, the Writing Lab, and the Math Lab are available for assistance with core skills.
Accreditation or Approval
State Authorization (Knoxville, Nashville, Asheville, Atlanta)
The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Parkside Learning Site (Knoxville) received initial approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in December 2003, with full approval granted in September 2008. Approval for the addition of the Nashville Learning Site was granted in November 2016. The Master of Science in Nursing program received initial approval in November 2016. The Practical Nursing certification program (Knoxville) received initial approval in February 2018. The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Asheville Learning Site received initial approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing in February 2016. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Atlanta Learning Site received initial approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing in September 2018.
Knoxville & Nashville
The Bachelor of Science program offered at the Parkside Learning Site (Knoxville) and Nashville Learning Site are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975- 5000, www.acenursing.org). ACEN approved the Substantive Changes report regarding the addition of the BSN program at the Nashville Learning Site in January 2017; Continued Accreditation granted in January 2018 following an on-site review.
Knoxville, Nashville, Asheville, and Atlanta
South College is pursuing initial accreditation for the baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in Nursing by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.