To receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) all students must:
- Satisfy the university's general education requirements for a bachelor's degree;
- Attain a grade of C or above in each of the B.S.N. curriculum requirements;
- Attain a 70% or above on the Kaplan Nursing Assessment Test, a standardized exam, or complete Kaplan remediation if score is less than 70% correct and;
- Complete the B.S.N. degree program.
RN to BSN Option Students already licensed as Registered Nurses may complete the B.S.N. degree program and meet the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree as follows:
- complete required non-nursing courses for which equivalent college credits have not already been received. Credit may be received for some courses through challenge or CLEP exams.
- receive credit for NURS 213, NURS 222, NURS 250, NURS 355, NURS 342, NURS 407, and NURS 463 by fulfilling one of the following options:
- registered nurses with associate degrees in nursing - transfer the courses taken in their associate degree programs in nursing for credit and presentation of a current unencumbered registered nurse license in the state of residence. Registration of the proficiency validation with the registrar is required for NURS 463.
- registered nurses with hospital diplomas - present record of a hospital diploma transcript and a current unencumbered registered nurse license in the state of residence as validation of knowledge and registration of the proficiency validation with the registrar.
- Complete Nursing 351 Transition to Professional Nursing in place of NURS 305.
- take the remainder of required nursing courses. Students may request to challenge NURS 215, NURS 225, and NURS 313 via a standardized proficiency exam. Students with two years of related clinical experience within the past five years may apply for portfolio credit in NURS 405, NURS 412 or NURS 443.
- complete 58 semester hours from an accredited four-year school (may include challenge, CLEP, proficiency exams and portfolio credit).
Extra Costs - Subject to Change:
- Uniform - $100
- Shoes, watch with a sweep second hand, stethoscopes, penlight, scissors, and other clinical items - approximately $200.00 (total cost will vary depending on selection).
- Liability insurance - $25.00 per year.
- Kaplan Integrated Testing Program fees - $100 per semester for Level I and II: $100 fall semester and $160 spring semester Level III.
- Supply pack - $50.00 per year.
- Background check/drug screen per year - $125.00 per year.
- Lab fee - $100-150 per semester, based on program level.
This list does not include student costs incurred for travel to/from clinical, personal health insurance coverage, and physical exam, immunizations, screenings, and titers required for admission and retention.
The baccalaureate nursing program at the University of Tennessee at Martin located in Martin, TN and also offered at the UTM Parsons Center in Parsons, TN is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is continuing accreditation.