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Online Experience

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

You can find more information, including the application, on this page.

Are the classes 100% online?

Yes, the classes are 100% online, excluding the clinical practicum and residency. Learn more about online learning experience.

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 (

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 features and advantages of Carson-Newman’s online learning system?

Carson-Newman uses Canvas, a state-of-the-art learning management system (LMS) known for its modern and user-friendly interface. Canvas makes it easier than ever for students to connect with instructors and other students, manage coursework and submit assignments.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Single sign on access to Canvas and all program resources (email, syllabus, textbooks)

  • Direct messaging to faculty right within Canvas

  • A clean, user-friendly interface

  • A dashboard page that quickly summarizes assignments, announcements and other relevant information across course sites

  • Customizable notifications – students can get alerts via email, text message or social media at the frequency they desire

  • A working calendar that can be added to Google Calendar, iCal or other popular calendar tools

  • Support for media content

  • The power of the cloud for unlimited storage

  • A mobile app that works for you wherever you go

 Learn more about our online learning experience here.

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