Nursing Major, B.S.N.
Dr. Wendy Nehring, Dean
Dr. Sheila Smith, Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Ms. Ellen Drummond, Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs
Mr. Scott Vaughn, Director of Student Services
P.O. Box 70664
Phone: (423) 439-4578 or 188837NURSE
Fax: (423) 439-4522
230 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Accredited by: AACN—American Association of Collegiate Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is the foundation for professional nursing practice. The professional nurse practices in collaboration with other health care providers and is responsible for coordinating and practicing comprehensive nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities, and assuming management and leadership positions in nursing practice.
The College of Nursing offers five (5) tracks leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Traditional BSN, LPN-BSN and Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN offers coursework leading to initial licensure as a professional nurse. The RN-BSN option is designed for students who are already registered nurses but who are seeking a bachelors degree. The Dual Degree RN-BSN is offered with select community college partners for students enrolled in associates degree programs who are interested in simultaneously earning a bachelors degree.
A course of study that meets the degree requirements and the university’s General Education Program Requirements will be planned with the student through regular sessions with a College of Nursing profession advisor.
Admission – Admission to the university as a pre-nursing major does not assure admission to the major. Admission to the baccalaureate programs is competitive and some tracks have slightly different criteria for admission. Please refer to the specific program in this catalog for information concerning admission.
Progression - Progression in the nursing major is determined by specific criteria which is located in the BSN Student Handbook. www.etsu.edu/nursing/bsnhandbook.aspx
Criminal Background Checks
To progress clinically, students will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check at his or her own expense from a specified vendor. Unfavorable results may result in a student’s inability to continue in clinical courses; review of the contents of the background check and the determination for eligibility for participation at a clinical site will be conducted by affiliated clinical agencies. Although the College of Nursing does not receive the contents of the background check, documentation of completion is kept with the students Clinical Course Health Requirement file.
TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours
Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
Humanities and Fine Arts
9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.
Nursing Intensive Courses
Presently, the following courses have been designated as intensive courses to meet university requirements for a bachelors degree. Writing-Intensive (ITEC) are NRSE 3220 and NRSE 4120 ; Oral-Intensive (ICOM) NRSE 2310 and NRSE 4120 , Technology Intensive (IWRT) NRSE 3220 . Students must satisfy the remainder of the intensive requirements through the General Education Program.