RN to BSN Program

If you are currently a licensed RN or plan to be one within the next 6 months, you are eligible to apply to our Fall RN to BSN Program. 

This process includes two separate applications to 1) ETSU and 2) RN to BSN Program.  The RN to BSN Applications to the College of Nursing is completed via NursingCAS.org and will be accepted and processed pending full acceptance to ETSU.

Deadlines to apply through NursingCAS:           

  • Spring Semester - September 15 to December 15
  • Summer Semester - January 15 to April 15     
  • Fall Semester - April 15 to August 10

With cohort groups in Johnson City, Kingsport, Sevierville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Cleveland, TN beginning each Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, our online RN-BSN program is designed to provide pathways to students holding the associate degree or the hospital certificate. The program is available full-time, which is 3 semesters of nursing courses, and part-time, which is 5 semesters of nursing courses. Both options are user-friendly and designed for working adults with many opportunities for professional growth.

  • Curriculum

  • Criteria & Deadlines

  • Application
    (NOTE: Please note that the method for receiving applications to the RN to BSN has changed. We have moved to a Centralized Application Service that is available nationally to nursing programs and which is sponsored by our accrediting agency. The cost to apply is $45. Please read the  Nursing CAS Application Instructions very carefully BEFORE you click the link to apply to our program.)

Dual Degree RN to BSN Program

If you started an Associate RN Program at Chattanooga State Community College, Cleveland State Community College, Northeast State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, or Walters State Community College within the past 9 months, you are eligible to apply to our Dual Degree RN to BSN Program. Open dates to apply via NursingCAS.org are January 1st through April 15th. The program is available part-time and begins each summer semester. Health Assessment and Pathophysiology courses will taken the first summer onground at the cohort location listed in the curriculum.

Dual Degree FAQs

Important Notice

Because of state regulatory requirements for nursing programs, students residing outside the state of Tennessee may be required to complete clinical hours in a Tennessee institution or agency. Students wishing to complete clinical courses in their home state may incur additional expenses and/or program time, to cover faculty licensure, travel, and program approval in their state. Regulations governing nursing and higher education vary on a state-by-state basis and cannot always be anticipated in advance of student application to the program.

Contact Us
Take a few moments to look through our information.  If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact the program advisor, Ms, who can assist via email or by phone at 423.439.4528. 

We're available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. to address your needs and make sure you get important information. 
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