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ETSU College of Nursing’s online RN to BSN earns top ranking in Tennessee

Contributed • Aug 9, 2019 at 4:15 PM

East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing earned the No. 1 spot in the “2019 Best Online RN to BSN Programs in Tennessee” rankings by Registerednursing.org.

ETSU’s online RN to BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is available full- or part-time. The program is designed to provide registered nurses holding an associate degree or hospital certificate with opportunities for professional growth.

“We are proud of our online RN to BSN program, which has provided a convenient way for nurses to continue their commitment to their profession by earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing,” said Dr. Wendy Nehring, dean of the ETSU College of Nursing. “The nursing shortage facing our region and the nation is expected to increase as the baby boomer population ages, so it is critical that we focus on the ways in which we can continue to enhance and support current and aspiring nurses.”

Registerednursing.org is a nursing advocacy organization whose mission is to promote excellence in nursing through enabling future and current nurses with the education and employment resources they need to succeed.

To rank the undergraduate programs, Registerednursing.org used a points system that examined accreditation, online offerings, program completions, tuition and fees, tenured instructional faculty, acceptance rate and graduation rates. For more information about the methodology, visit www.registerednursing.org/rankings-methodology.

Mary Campbell is the coordinator of ETSU’s RN to BSN Program, and she is assisted by Tabitha Quillen, director of Post-licensure Programs, and Dr. Melessia Webb, associate dean for Undergraduate Programs.

To learn more about the College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program, visit www.etsu.edu/nursing.

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