RN-BSN Gateway Program of Study
Our advisor will work with you to transfer any existing college credits, but unless you already hold a Bachelor of Science in another field, chances are good you will need to complete at least some general education classes in English, Math, Humanities or Sciences. Working with your advisor, you'll use the Gateway Curriculum Checklist (PDF format) as a starting point to get maximum credit for your existing courses and plan for new ones.
The nursing courses in the Gateway program consist of 27 credit hours completed over a 12 month or 3 semester period.
Fall (August) Start Sequence
|Fall||3100: Professional Nursing 1 (3 credits)
2520: Health Assessment (3 credits)
2260: Pathophysiology (3 credits)
|Spring||3310: Professional Nursing 2 (3 credits)
4410: Research (3 credits)
4420: Leadership (3 credits)
|Summer||4500: Community Health Nursing (3 credits)
4555: Community Health Clinical (3 credits)
4580: Culminating Senior Experience/Capstone (3 credits)
3100: Professional Nursing I (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the professional nursing role.
2260: Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
Concepts of pathophysiologic events throughout the life span; includes pathogenesis, morphologic changes, clinical manifestations, and implications for treatment.
2520: Health Assessment (3 credit hours)
Introduction to a foundation in basic health assessment of individuals from structural, functional and developmental perspectives.
3310: Professional Nursing II (3 credit hours)
Exploration of professionalism in nursing in relation to the professional identity that reflects nursing's characteristics and values.
4500 and 4555: Community Health and Clinical (6 credit hours)
This course explores population and public health concepts with an emphasis on the nursing role in the community. The clinical portion of the course provides the opportunity to care for vulnerable populations in the community.
4410: Nursing Research (3 credit hours)
An introduction to nursing research emphasizing nursing theory as a basis for research, and the application of research to improve nursing practice.
4420: Nursing Leadership (3 credit hours)
This course examines characteristics of Nurse Agency that focus on the professional nurse as leader and manager in health care systems.
4850: Culminating Senior Experience (3 credit hours)
A culminating experience that emphasizes reflection, integration, and synthesis of concepts from natural, behavioral, nursing science and the humanities for application to professional nursing practice.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.