School of Nursing

Curriculum for B.S.N.

The following program of study is recommended; however, students are expected to seek advising from the nursing faculty to ensure proper sequence for program completion. The faculty reserves the right to make changes in curricula requirements and/or course sequencing as appropriate.

The purposes of this degree program are to:

  • Provide quality nursing education which prepares graduates for professional nursing practice as generalists;
  • Prepare graduates who have an appropriate base for specialized study in nursing practice, education, administration, or research;
  • Provide graduates with a professional practice base that is responsive to the changing health care needs of the citizens of Tennessee and the nation.

Graduates of the program receive preparation designed to enable them to:

  • Communicate through a variety of media to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and information;
  • Employ critical thinking abilities for personal and professional development and nursing practice refinement;
  • Develop professional leadership skills necessary to design, coordinate, and manage within the health care system;
  • Utilize the nursing process as a foundation for nursing practice;
  • Exhibit personal and professional development responsive to changes in nursing, health care, and society.


Criminal background checks may be a requirement for training at some affiliated clinical sites. Based on the results of these checks, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at their facility. This could result in your inability to successfully complete the requirements of this program. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude licensure or employment. More information is available from your program director.

This is a sample curriculum plan of study. The MTSU School of Nursing reserves the right to make changes to the curriculum plan without notice or obligation. Please see a nursing advisor prior to registering for courses.

(updated 10/3/2014)


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