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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Nursing - (TTP)


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TENNESSEE TRANSFER PATHWAYS FOR TBR COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO UT AND TBR FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITIES

Because of the varying entry points for acceptance/entrance into baccalaureate nursing programs and the different structures of nursing curricula, community college students who wish to transfer to university programs are advised to follow a freshman-year curriculum, as prescribed below, applicable to all university nursing majors.*  By completing this one-year plan of studies and then transferring before the sophomore year to a university, community college students will be on par with prospective nursing students who began the freshman year at a public university in Tennessee.  Community-college students who pursue this plan will then be eligible at the earliest opportunity to compete for acceptance to a four-year nursing program leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 

Please note that the completion of the pre-nursing community-college curriculum and the subsequent courses taken at a university do not guarantee acceptance into a baccalaureate nursing program.  Nursing is a highly competitive major, and only the most highly qualified students are admitted.**  The specific requirements for admission to university nursing programs may be found in the catalogs of the various universities. 

 

NOTE:  THERE ARE TO BE NO COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS IN THIS PROGRAM.  THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS. 

  

TOTAL HOURS - 32***


 *The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does not accept transfer students.  Nursing students are admitted in the freshman year at UTK.

**Community college students may also pursue various RN to BSN programs as a means of attaining the BSN degree.  These programs assume the completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in nursing, licensure as a Registered Nurse, and fulfillment of other criteria.  Information concerning these programs is available in university catalogs.

***Students who plan to attend the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and the University of Tennessee, Martin, are strongly encouraged to complete BIOL 2230 [Microbiology] and CHEM 1110 [General Chemistry I] before transferring to these institutions.

Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements

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