R.N. to B.S.N.

FHU / Dickson at the Renaissance Center offers programs for students who desire to complete a bachelor’s degree and who have completed an associate’s degree or who have completed 60 or more credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university. For students just beginning their college coursework, Nashville State Community College offers classes at the Renaissance Center that lead to the completion of an associate’s degree.


Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a R.N.-B.S.N. in Nursing

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."

RN-BSN students entering Freed-Hardeman University with the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or a baccalaureate degree from an approved college must meet the following requirements in order to receive a degree from FHU:

1. Biblical Values   10 hours
BIB 121 The Life of Christ AND BIB 122 Acts of Apostles
     AND BIB 346 Foundations of Faith OR BIB 446 Christian Evidences
     AND HUM 495/BIB Values in Human Thought and Action
2. Candidates for the RN-BSN program must take MAT 235 Introductory Statistics
3. Candidates for the RN-BSN program must take at FHU such courses
     as may be required by the Tennessee Board of Nursing

I. RN License in the State of Tennessee
      An unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee

II. Health Care Specialty Courses
An Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited College/University

III. Nursing Courses

NSG 415 Physical Assessment 2
NSG 420 Senior Clinical A 3
NSG 425 Geriatric Nursing 2
NSG 430 Senior Clinical B 3
NSG 435 Community Health Nursing 3
NSG 445 Nursing in Faith Based Communities 2
NSG 455 Professional Issues
NSG 465 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice Nursing 3
NSG 475 Nursing Management 2
22 hours