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BSN Programs

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry, and at Tennessee Wesleyan University, we’re dedicated to educating the medical leaders of tomorrow. Through our hands-on Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S. in Nursing degree), TWU nursing students gain experience in areas including mental health, acute care, intensive care and more.

TWU’s Partnership with the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

To distinguish itself from other BSN degrees, the nursing program at Tennessee Wesleyan runs in partnership with Covenant Health and the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center - delivering nursing students extensive, invaluable opportunities for highly-specialized clinical experiences.

TWU’s nursing program is located at the Knoxville campus, providing easy access to clinical sites and connections to local healthcare facilities.

How to Apply

TWU’s nursing program is a two-step acceptance process. If you are not a current student at Tennessee Wesleyan, please submit the Nursing School Undergraduate Application.

Submit completed information to:
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Attn: Admissions Office
204 East College Street
Athens, TN 37303

The deadline to apply for admission to the Tennessee Wesleyan Fort Sanders Department of Nursing is January 15 for starting the following fall. Interested students may submit applications beginning the fall before they wish to start classes.

Traditional Nursing Program Admissions Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission include:
Science GPA of 2.75 or higher
Wesleyan Essentials GPA of 2.75 or higher
Applicants may only repeat science course prerequisites once prior to application to the nursing program.
Applicants must complete a personal interview with select members of the nursing program admission committee.

Application Process Details

Admission into the BSN program is a dual process. You must first be admitted to TWU. Upon further review, you must be admitted into TWU’s Nursing program.

You will fill out one application declaring nursing as your major.
You will then need to submit all college transcripts for review.
Once transcripts are evaluated and a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.0 has been achieved, you will be admitted to TWU.
Your application will then be reviewed by the nursing department for acceptance.

Keep in mind, applications must be submitted by January 1 for a following fall start. Student interviews will be scheduled mid-to-late February. All science and math classes must be completed prior to nursing acceptance. Letters will go out about two weeks after the scheduled faculty interview.

“Accepted" letters will be sent to applicants who have met all pre-nursing criteria
"Accepted - contingent upon completing all pre-nursing courses" will be sent to applicants with outstanding courses; grades will be monitored throughout spring and summer terms to ensure compliance with all pre-nursing criteria.

Nursing student check-in and orientation is in August before classes start.

Ready to Apply?

You can make a real difference. Apply online today or contact us to get your questions answered about TWU’s nursing program.

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