Tennessee Bachelor Degree in Nursing

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Tennessee BSN Programs - Why a BSN is a Good Idea

Few other occupations can boast the same level of job stability that the nursing field can. Millions of Americans work as nursing professionals, and millions more will be needed over the coming years. There are many different nursing positions, and the qualifications for them vary. Of the many different ways to enter the nursing profession, most agree that the best is to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While it involves a bit more effort and time, the extra work pays off tremendously as soon as you enter the workforce. BSN programs in Tennessee will award you this degree after completion of the course, and you will be able to enjoy the advantages that come with a BSN almost immediately.

BSN programs in Tennessee focus on more than just basic nursing skills. While you will enter lab and clinical settings and learn all aspects of nursing including setting up IVs, reading and entering data into charts, administering medications, collecting patient samples, and more, your education will go well beyond just these areas. In order to earn your BSN, you will also learn about communication skills and develop leadership abilities as well as undergoing classes that focus on psychology and its application in a medical setting. In short, you will develop a broad skill base filled with knowledge that will help you excel at every aspect of nursing, from the bedside to the administration room.

Earning a BSN will qualify you for many more jobs than you would be able to attain otherwise. A position as a head nurse or in the administrative section of the hospital, for example, is usually only held by someone with a Bachelor's Degree. BSN programs in Tennessee will prepare you to find a number of different jobs straight out of college in addition to qualifying you for promotions that will come up periodically after you find employment. Since most employers favor applicants holding a Bachelor's Degree, you will have an advantage immediately upon earning your RN license.

Your education options will benefit from BSN programs in Tennessee as well. Many excellent job opportunities exist in the nursing field, such as becoming a clinical nursing specialist whose skills are focused on a unique type of disease, a certain part of the body, or a particular group of patients. A midwife or a nursing anesthetist are two more examples. These specialized positions are only possible through extensive education built upon the foundation that a BSN provides. Your career and your education will both benefit greatly from a BSN, and so will your patients. The skills and knowledge you learn while earning your BSN will help you provide them with the best possible care.

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Tennessee State Board of Nursing
425 Fifth Avenue North
1st Floor - Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37247
Phone: (615) 532-5166
Fax: (615) 741-7899

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Other Schools with BSN Programs in Tennessee

King College
1350 King College Road
Bristol, TN 37303
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Austin Peay State University
601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
Tennessee Technological University
1 William L Jones Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38505
Union University
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Carson-Newman College
2130 Branner Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
East Tennessee State University
807 University Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37614
South College
3904 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
Tennessee Wesleyan College
9821 Cogdill Rd # 2
Knoxville, TN 37932
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
1331 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Cumberland University
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
University of Tennessee - Martin
61 Mt Pelia Road
Martin, TN 38237
Bethel College
325 Cherry Avenue
Mckenzie, TN 38201
Baptist Memorial College
1003 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
University of Memphis
101 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Milligan College
PO Box 500
Milligan, TN 37682
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
Fisk University
1000 17th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37208
Lipscomb University
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Tennessee State University
3500 John A Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210

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