The RN to BSN's Low-Residency feature allows a huge range of students spanning many different generations, lifestyles, and schedules the opportunity to pursue their Bachelor of Science degree on a customized, individual basis. During the application process, transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis to determine the student's prerequisite requirements for admission to the upper-division nursing program. With semester studies in full swing, RN to BSN students complete the vast majority of coursework online from home, the office, or whatever location best serves the student's individual needs and preferences. The only exception are the clinicals. And for those students who prefer a more traditional approach, MTSU's nursing faculty are available for meetings and consultations as the student begins the semester studies. In addition, instructors are available via e-mail and the phone throughout the semester, and the student may schedule an appointment with the instructor for an in-person meeting at any time. The MTSU School of Nursing holds a pinning ceremony at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, and RN to BSN students are included.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at MTSU is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.