The Nursing Program consists of four academic years. Students enter the program as pre-nursing majors and must complete the first three semesters of a pre-nursing curriculum consisting of General Education courses and nursing prerequisites. Students then apply for admission to the last five semesters which include 71 semester hours of upper-division nursing courses. When a student applies for admission to the last five semesters and is accepted and becomes enrolled, he/she is then classified as a Nursing major. The number of students accepted into the nursing courses is limited, making the application process competitive.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the B.S.N. and become eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
The MTSU School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Time to Degree
- Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120
- Total Time to Graduate (14-16 Credit Hours Each Term): 8 Semesters or 4 years (if attending only fall and spring terms)
- *The time to graduation is for students beginning the program with no prior college credit.