Academics

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The accelerated RN–BSN Program builds upon the Associate of Science in Nursing degree  by further expanding knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, religious studies, and professional practice of nursing. The program integrates the Christian values and moral principles that promote the dignity, freedom, and flourishing of every person. The competent and confident graduates will become leaders and managers who collaborate with clinical partners to care for patients from diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds. These RN–BSN graduates will reshape nursing practice and health policy through research and advocacy to promote safe and quality access to patient care.

Pending approvals (expected in December 2014), the School of Nursing will also offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, expected to begin in the Fall of 2015. The traditional BSN degree program is designed to prepare its graduates for licensure and nursing practice beyond the hospital environment to the increasing numbers of sick and marginalized persons encountered in community settings.

Program of Study

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program consists of an academically challenging nursing curriculum integrated with a liberal arts core.

Approval and Accreditation

The RN–BSN program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Tennessee Board of Nursing
Division of Health Related Boards
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
(800) 778-4123
www.tennessee.gov/health

The RN–BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN).

ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
www.nlnac.org

Student Handbook

Office of the School of Nursing
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7545 ext. 446
Fax: (615) 783-0562
nursing@aquinascollege.edu

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The two-year ASN program—the reason I chose Aquinas—is phenomenal.

- Therese S.

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria

"I wanted to attend a small Catholic College where I could pursue nursing as my major. I wanted to be at a college with friendly people and where everyone knows everybody and the students are not just seen as a number but are seen as individual and unique people."

- Mary W.

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.