RN-BSN Dual Degree Admission Criteria
March 31st for Fall semester
in an NLN accredited registered nurse diploma or
associate degree program.
admitted to ETSU
weeks prior to classes starting. A delay in
applying to the university may delay acceptance into the
RN to BSN program.
Must make a
separate application to the College of
Nursing by the deadline date and present a minimum 2.60
college grade point average (GPA), on all college-level
Developmental studies grades/quality points will not be
used in the calculation of the GPA for admission
Must have earned a minimum grade of
“C” (2.0) in each required math, science,
health science and nursing course. No more than two
science/health science courses may have been repeated,
and only one science/health science course may have been
repeated more than once in order to achieve a minimum
grade of “C” (2.0).
Course work completed prior to
graduation must include 45–48 semester hours of
– 6 semester credits; Natural Sciences – 12
semester credits; Behavioral/Social sciences – 6
semester credits; General Education/electives – 9
semester credits; Mathematics – 3 semester credits;
History – 6 semester credits; Oral communication
– 3 semester credits; Using Information Technology
(CSCI 1100) – 0-3 semester credits.
General Education Requirements
Credit may be earned by taking
courses from a regionally, accredited institution or by
taking departmental challenge examinations or equivalency
examinations such as the CLEP.
CLEP Information (
Hospital diploma graduates or
graduates of non-NLN accredited associate degree programs
upon successful completion of NRSE 3200 Advancing to
Professional Nursing Practice, NRSE 2030 Health
Assessment and NRSE 3010 Pharmacology, the student will
be awarded 44 semester credits in nursing: NRSE 2020,
NRSE 2310, NRSE 3030, NRSE 3031, NRSE 4040, NRSE 4041,
NRSE 4050, NRSE 4051, NRSE 3070, NRSE 3071, NRSE 3080,
NRSE 3081, NRSE 3090, NRSE 3091.
Associate RN degree graduates upon
successful completion of NRSE 3200 Advancing to
Professional Nursing Practice and NRSE 2030 Health
Assessment will be awarded 8 articulation semester
credits from articulation agreement locations (see
Questions? For additional information
Ms. Janelle Grooms in the
Office of Student Services by email or at 423.439.4528.
Eligible Dual Degree RN/BSN students
will be admitted for the Summer semester (deadline for
application is May 1st; however, applications are
accepted until classes are filled.)
Eligible applicants will be rank
ordered by college level grade point average; admission
will be offered to the top ranked applicants and may be
limited by space availability. Applications received
after the deadline will be considered on a space
Eligible applicants who are not
admitted must re-apply.