East Tennessee State University

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: East Tennessee State University is located in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Must Dos: Students must apply to East Tennessee University and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: Five semesters beginning in summer semester each year.

Nursing Prerequisites: Students must be in progress or have completed all ETSU General Education courses* (or equivalent from a Transfer Institution) including the 4 Nursing Pre-requisite classes:  Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with labs), Intro to Microbiology (with lab), and Probability and Statistics. At least 3 of the 4 pre-requisite math/science classes must be  completed  prior to the application deadline.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.6.

Application Information: The application deadline for the College of Nursing is February 1st for summer admission.  The application information for East Tennessee State University can be found here

Admission Tests: Students must take the Test of Academic Skills (TEAS) exam.  

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here

Updated: June 2018.