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.
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, 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; 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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).