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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN-BSN)

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What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN-BSN)?


16%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

This is a rigorous program with in-class time averaging approximately 20 hours a week. Students should be committed to considerable out-of-classroom preparation and study; you should expect to spend two hours of study per hour of classroom time. Students must be highly motivated, focused, and committed to providing superior care in your future career.

South College’s experienced instructors offer one-on-one mentoring for students as well as tutoring and help with core skills through the Math Lab and Writing Lab. Through relationships with local healthcare providers, we are able to arrange excellent clinical placements at facilities with the latest cutting-edge equipment and techniques. We are committed to preparing each student to take the NCLEX-RN exam, and we utilize proven teaching and testing methods to help ensure success.

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Accreditation or Approval

State Authorization (Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville)

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 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, with full approval granted in May 2019. 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 and Nashville

The Bachelor of Science program offered at the Knoxville and Nashville Learning Sites are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, 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; Voluntary Withdrawal of Accreditation effective July 2019.

Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, and Online

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at South College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found here. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

South College Knoxville

It was not something I needed to learn to do, it was something I was supposed to do [becoming a nurse]. After 38 years it was just something that was kicking in.

- Charlie Lee, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Audrey Sherles

While I was looking at programs, South College’s DPT program had a unique atmosphere and was a program that was challenging the traditional brick and mortar DPT education model. It was something I wanted to be a part of, and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the top PTs and educators in the country.

- Audrey Sherles, Doctor of Physical Therapy
South College Knoxville

You never feel like part of a headcount, and you can have conversations with your professors. I don’t think other schools give you the personal touch South College does.

- Lisa Farmer, Bachelor in Nursing (BSN- Accelerated)
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