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Excellence Every Day in Nursing Education, Research, and Practice
The College of Nursing is a leader in nursing education at bachelor, masters and doctoral levels and nationally recognized for its nurse-managed health centers, rural focus, interdisciplinary programs, and community partnerships.
About the BSN
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is the foundation for professional nursing practice. The professional nurse practices in collaboration with other health care providers and is responsible for coordinating and practicing comprehensive nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities, and assuming management and leadership positions in nursing practice.
The College of Nursing offers seven (7) tracks leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Traditional BSN, Accelerated 2nd degree BSN, ETSU-HVMC Accelerated BSN, ETSU-Sevierville Accelerated BSN, and LPN-BSN offers coursework leading to initial licensure as a professional nurse. The RN-BSN option is designed for students who are already registered nurses but who are seeking a bachelor’s degree. The Dual Degree RN-BSN is offered with select community college partners for students enrolled in associates degree programs who are interested in simultaneously earning a bachelor’s degree.
A course of study that meets the degree requirements and the university’s General Education Program Requirements will be planned with the student through regular sessions with a College of Nursing professional advisor.
Schedule Campus Tour
Please come visit us at ETSU! We would love to show you our beautiful campus, which spans over 350 acres and contains a certified Arboretum. There are more than 60 academic and administrative buildings, and approximately 3 million square feet of space, with network access available in every classroom, office, residence hall and building. Wifi access is established throughout the campus, so you can stay connected indoors and out.
Campus tours are generally offered September through July at 9:00 AM EST and 1:00 PM EST Monday through Friday. Student Admissions Ambassadors will be your tour guide. Additionally, a limited number of Saturday tours are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Visit our campus tour reservation system to see specific tour dates and times and setup YOUR tour.
Schedule CoN Tour
To request a College of Nursing tour, we welcome you to contact our Office of Student Services by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 423-439-4578.
Office hours are 8:00 AM EST to 4:30P.AM EST Monday through Friday.
The ETSU College of Nursing is located on ETSU's main campus in Roy S. Nicks Hall, 365 Stout Drive, Johnson City, TN 37614 (across the lawn from the D.P. Culp University Center).
There is metered parking in the lot behind Nicks Hall located off of Stout Drive.
If you have a visitors parking permit, you may park in the lots between Burgin-Dossett and Gilbreath Halls, near the Carillon (bell tower).
The Office of Student Services is located in Room 230 of Nicks Hall.
Please be aware that some GPS systems have difficulty finding specific campus buildings, so we suggest using the physical address noted above. You may also use this link: https://goo.gl/maps/DsQZ1iKLGh32 to open a Google map to the building.
We look forward to your visit!
All campus visitors are required to obtain a visitor parking permit from the Parking Services office.
These are available from 7:30 AM EST until 4:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday.
Visitors may also request a visitor parking permit in advance via email at email@example.com or online at https://etsupws.etsu.edu/parking/login.
All visitor permits must be displayed date side up on the front dashboard of the vehicle on the driver’s side.
Visitors are authorized to park in any Faculty/Staff or Student lot.
Visitors are not authorized to park as follows:
- Time Restricted Spaces (unless honoring the time limit)
- Metered Lots (unless paying the meter)
- Fire Lanes
- Yellow Zones
- Carpool Reserved Spaces
- Service Vehicle Reserved Spaces
- Disability Spaces (unless hang tag, placard, or disability license plate is displayed)
- Health Clinic Reserved or BucSports Reserved Space (unless visiting the clinics as a patient)
- Departmental Reserved Spaces
- Any other Reserved Spaces (denoted by signage)
Backed-In or Pulled-Through Parking
Vehicles are not to be backed into parking spaces and must be headed into the closed
end of the designated parking space.
Persons operating a properly registered mobility lift vehicle may back into a disability parking space to provide access or egress from the vehicle.
On-Street Parallel Parking
Vehicles are not to be parked against the flow of traffic; vehicles must be parked with the right wheels next to the curb on a two-way street. Every vehicle stopped or parked must have the wheels of the vehicle parallel to within eighteen (18) inches of the curb.
I think I want to be a nurse. What do I need to know before I apply to ETSU?
Designate Pre-Nursing on your ETSU Application. While Pre-Nursing is not a “major” it is the designated group name for students who want to be in the nursing program.
Once you have completed the General Education Core Requirements and designated nursing pre-requisite classes, you will be ready to apply to the College of Nursing. This takes between 3 and 4 semesters.
What are General Education Core Requirements?
The courses required for EVERY ETSU graduate, regardless of major. For more information:
Does my high school GPA factor into my acceptance for the College of Nursing?
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Do my high school ACT/SAT scores factor into my acceptance for the College of Nursing?
Pre-Admission to the BSN Program (begins Fall 2017): First Time Freshmen admitted to ETSU with a high school GPA of 3.5 or above AND and ACT composite score of 29 or higher, or an SAT composite of 1350 and maintain an ETSU overall GPA of 3.2 or higher will be guaranteed admission to the nursing major. Students must complete the College of Nursing Application process and meet all other established admissions criteria.
When do I take the TEAS?
We recommend taking the TEAS after your first semester in college, so that you would have the opportunity to retake the exam before you apply. You may only take the exam once per semester and up to twice in two years.
Scores for the TEAS are valid for 2 years.
Do you give preference for admission to ETSU students?No. As long as a student meets admission requirements, all students are evaluated equally.
How many students apply to the program and how many do you accept?We generally receive between 300 and 400 applications. We accept 85 students in the spring and 85 in the fall.
Does volunteer work or shadowing experience help me get into the College of Nursing?
While volunteer work and/or shadowing are great experiences and can help you determine whether or not you want to be a nurse, admission to the nursing program is based solely on academic and TEAS V test performance.
A CNA license does not factor into admissions, although the experience will help you when you begin the nursing program.
When do I meet with an advisor?
Initially, you will meet your advisor at orientation to register for classes. Then you will meet with an advisor each semester. You can always email or set up advising appointments in the interim periods. We have full time advising staff in the office every day. We are happy to help.
What courses can I take in High School to prepare me for the program?
Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry and Statistics will all be helpful. College Level A&P I and II, Intro to Microbiology, and Probability/Statistics are required nursing pre-requisite classes, so having a solid background will help you successfully complete the courses in college. The grades in these courses play a big part in admission to the College of Nursing.