The Fort Sanders Nursing Department at Tennessee Wesleyan College offers a baccalaureate degree (BSN) to pre-licensure and registered nurse students. The program builds on general education courses in the humanities and natural and behavioral sciences which provide a breadth and depth of learning experiences with a strong foundation of Christian values. The upper division courses evolve from nursing competencies to promote optimum health, prevent illness, and provide end-of-life care with diverse populations in a variety of settings. The curriculum plan is available upon request. All theory and clinical nursing courses are offered in Knoxville.
What are the Requirements in the Program?
Clinical experiences will be selected to meet the specific outcomes set for each course to enhance the integration of theory to clinical practice. The program has access to clinical sites in Knoxville and the surrounding area including the facilities of Covenant Health, one of East Tennessee's largest and most comprehensive integrated healthcare delivery systems. Other clinical facilities include East Tennessee Children's Hospital, as well as community health and nursing home sites. The Nursing Department uses a variety of teaching strategies to facilitate the active participation of the student in the learning process. The lecture/seminar method will be used along with case studies, group projects, seminars, student presentations and computer adaptive learning vignettes to stimulate critical thinking and decision making. The nursing courses will be taught on the Knoxville campus located at 9845 Cogdill Drive.
Online RN to BSN Program
The RN to BSN degree is also offered online. The online RN to BSN degree can be completed in a year or more depending on an incoming student’s existing college credits and the rate at which the courses are taken. All College Requirements are adjusted for applicants who have completed an Associate of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. RN to BSN students have the opportunity to challenge 12 credit hours (Pharmacology, Health Assessment, Advanced Nursing).
General Education Requirements for a BSN Degree (62 semester hours)
English 6 semester hours
Psychology 3 semester hours
Religion 3 semester hours
Speech or Public Speaking 3 semester hours
Chemistry 4 semester hours
Ethics/Philosophy/Religion 3 semester hours
Literature 6 semester hours
Nutrition 3 semester hours
Math Elective (excluding DSM) 3 semester hours
History 6 semester hours
Microbiology 4 semester hours
Anatomy/Physiology 8 semester hours
Sociology 3 semester hours
Fine Arts 3 semester hours
Statistics 3 semester hours
Orientation 1 semester hour
Upper Division Nursing Courses (64 semester semester hours)
Pharmacology 4 semester hours
Nursing Synthesis 4 semester hours
Health Assessment 4 semester hours
Community Health Nursing 4 semester hours
Role Preparation 2 semester hours
Mental Health Nursing 4 semester hours
Foundations of Nursing 6 semester hours
Maternal-Newborn Nursing 5 semester hours
Adult Health Nursing 10 semester hours
Professional Issues 2 semester hours
Advanced Nursing 6 semester hours
Leadership/Management 6 semester hours
Research in Nursing 2 semester hours
Pediatric Nursing 5 semester hours
Upper Division Nursing Courses For The Registered Nurse Program
Transition to Professional Nursing (NU305) 3 semester hours
Pharmacology (NU301) 4 semester hours
Health Assessment (NU303) 4 semester hours
Community Health Nursing (NU 415) 4 semester hours
Research in Nursing (NU405) 2 semester hours
Total: 14 semester hours
Professional Issues (NU 315) 2 semester hours
Leadership/Management (NU440) 6 semester hours
Advanced Nursing (NU 431) 4 semester hours
Nursing Synthesis (NU 441) 4 semester hours
Total: 16 semester hours
Center for Parish/Faith Community Nursing
Faith Community Nursing is a new specialty recognized by the American Nurses Association and focuses on providing care to the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. The Center for Faith Community Nursing at Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department will provide continuing education workshops for Parish Nurses and others interested in providing spiritual care to patients/clients. A complete Faith Community Nurse training program will be offered once or twice a year as the need arises. For more information, please call the Center at TWC-FSN, 865-777-5100 or reply to Lisa Kirkland, MS, RN, CRRN at email@example.com. For more about Parish/Faith Community Nursing, click here.
TWC-FSN Honor Society
The Board of Directors of Sigma Theta Tau International has approved Tennessee Wesleyan College to the Rho Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. For more information contact Sharon Bailey, MSN, RN, treasurer, at 865.777.5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennessee Wesleyan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500. The program has received full approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing, 227 French Landing, Suite 300, Heritage Place MetroCenter, Nashville, TN 37243, (615) 532-5166, and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202-463-6930.
For Information Contact:
Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department
9845 Cogdill Drive, Knoxville TN 37932