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College of Nursing adjusts RN to BSN program

JOHNSON CITY (July 5, 2016) – East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing has adjusted one of its programs to offer more flexibility to students working as full-time registered nurses while taking courses.

The RN to BSN program through ETSU’s College of Nursing is designed for registered nurses already working in the field who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. It is also designed for RNs who have just completed their associate degrees and want to further their education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

The RN to BSN program at ETSU is offered through online courses and allows those who have already met their pre-requisite requirements to finish in just two semesters if they attend full-time. Students can also choose to attend on a part-time basis, taking longer to complete the program.

To provide more flexibility for students, the College of Nursing has adjusted its courses to seven-week terms instead of semester-long classes. The shortened courses will provide the same educational content in an accelerated format.

“This gives students more flexibility with course options during semesters and allows us to even further tailor the program to an individual’s needs,” said Ellen Drummond, interim director of undergraduate programs for the College of Nursing. “We think this will make it a more attractive program, especially for working RNs.”

For more information about the RN to BSN program at ETSU, contact Janelle Grooms, program advisor, at 423-439-4528 or .

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