Keys to Success in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated) Program
Students must enter the BSN (Accelerated) 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 in the Accelerated BSN program. Nursing faculty members are accessible and approachable, and course tutors, the Writing Lab, and the Math Lab are available for assistance with core skills.
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BSN Program Accreditation or Approval
The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Parkside (Knoxville) Campus 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) Campus 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.
Offering programs at the South College Atlanta Campus is pending SACSCOC approval. The institution has also submitted application to the Georgia Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated) program. All approvals must be received prior to courses/programs being offered at this location.
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.