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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

Registered Nurse Charge Nurse Nurse Preceptor Emergency Department RN Oncology RN Pediatric Nurse Public Health Nurse School Nurse Home Health Nurse Telehealth Nurse Operating Room Nurse Dialysis Nurse ICU Staff Nurse

16%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

The BSN program requires you to be committed, focused, and eager to provide the best possible patient care. A commitment to lifelong learning, critical thinking, inquisitiveness, and collaboration are all important to success in this field. This program also entails extensive work outside of the classroom, including reading and memorization. For every hour of class time, students should expect about 2 hours of independent study. You must use your time wisely and develop a strong work ethic to meet the program’s demands.

South College is dedicated to supporting all of our students during their academic journeys. Our experienced instructors are available to mentor each student one-on-one, and we also provide tutoring and help with core skills through the Math Lab and Writing Lab. Our relationship with local healthcare providers allows us to arrange excellent clinical placements that offer a variety of experience, including the latest cutting-edge techniques and equipment. We are committed to preparing each student to take the NCLEX-RN exam, utilizing proven teaching and testing methods to help ensure success.

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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 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 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.

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 (CCNE) (655 K Street, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, tel: 202-887-6791 ( A site visit was conducted in September 2018 and decision regarding accreditation will be made in May 2019.

Consumer Information

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

Heather Meyer - Student Success At South College

I wanted a school with a small classroom environment where I could have access to my professors and one that was close to home, so attending South College was an easy decision.

- Heather Meyer, Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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