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Registered nurse filling out paperwork in a hospital room
Registered nurse filling out paperwork in a hospital room

Important Nursing Shortage Statistics

Carson-Newman University is here to support and equip those who are feeling called to join the mission of health care. With 2020 being recognized as the “Year of the Nurse” by the World Health Organization, nurses are foundational to improving lives in their communities and beyond.

Close-up of smiling female nurse in blue scrubs
Close-up of smiling female nurse in blue scrubs

Why Clinicals Are an Important Part of Carson-Newman’s RN to BSN Program

The  Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of nurses hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or higher by 2020. Currently, only 60% of RNs do, which means that there’s a need for nurses to advance their education and pursue RN to BSN programs.

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