FAQs

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Online Nursing Programs

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about Carson-Newman online studies. To speak with an Enrollment Advisor who can help answer questions over the phone, call 888.293.9444.

Where can I find information on applying to C-N?

You can find more information, including the application, on this page. Or contact your Carson-Newman Enrollment Advisor at 888.293.9444.

Are the classes 100% online?

Yes, the classes are 100% online, excluding the clinicals, practicum and residency. Find out about learning online here.

Are C-N’s online nursing programs accredited?

Yes, C-N’s online programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

What are the language requirements for international students?

Foreign students must have achieved at least one of the following:

  • TOEFL: 210 (computer), 79 (internet)

  • IELTS: 6.5

  • Pearson: 53

What are the requirements to apply to an online RN-BSN degree at C-N?

To be admitted to the RN-BSN program you must have the following:

  • Unencumbered RN license

  • Associate’s degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing

  • 2.75 Cumulative GPA (not flexible)

  • All official transcripts

How much does the RN-BSN cost?

The RN-BSN online tuition is $350 per credit hour. Carson-Newman accepts many forms of financial and military aid, as well as employer tuition reimbursement. Please see the Tuition page for more information.

What are the requirements for applying to the online RN-MSN-FNP program at C-N?
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Associate’s degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of personal goals and aspirations
  • All official transcripts
How much does the RN-MSN-FNP cost?

BSN level courses cost $330 per credit hour and MSN level courses cost $650 per credit hour. Carson-Newman accepts many forms of financial and military aid, as well as employer tuition reimbursement. Please see the Tuition page for more information.

What are the requirements to apply to the online MSN-FNP degree program at C-N?

To be admitted to the MSN-FNP program, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an NLN- or CCNE-accredited program

  • 3.0 minimum GPA

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Active RN license

  • Letter of personal goals and aspirations

How much does the MSN-FNP program cost?

The MSN-FNP tuition is $650 per credit hour. Carson-Newman accepts many forms of financial and military aid, as well as employer tuition reimbursement. Please see the Tuition page for more information.

What are the requirements for applying to the online Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program at C-N?

To be admitted to the online Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program you must have the following:

  • Master’s degree from an NLN- or CCNE- (regionally) accredited program
  • 3.0 GPA from master’s program
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Active unencumbered RN license
  • Letter of personal goals and aspirations
  • Following admission – background check and drug screening will be required
How much does the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program cost?

The FNP Certificate tuition is $650 per credit hour. Carson-Newman accepts many forms of financial and military aid, as well as employer tuition reimbursement. There are up to 31 credit hours in the FNP Certificate program. Please see the Tuition page for more information.

How does the clinical placement process work?

As an Online MSN-FNP, RN to MSN-FNP or Post-Master’s FNP student, you will be required to complete a placement intake form that captures your competencies, experience and placement preferences, shortly after enrollment. A Placement Specialist will then work behind the scenes with Carson-Newman to source a quality placement site and preceptor for all graduate-level clinical rotations. Once the sites have been approved by the Department of Nursing, Carson-Newman will share the placement site details with you prior to placement.

What is the placement experience like?

During the placement experience, you will have access to faculty and a plethora of tools to help make the rotation easy and stress-free. Faculty will also be available to mentor and support you throughout the rotation. At the end of the placement rotation, you and your preceptor will review requirements, complete surveys and formally close the placement rotation. If you have multiple rotations, you will receive the next preceptor/site details.