Carson-Newman University Nursing

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2018-19 Nursing Colleges of Distinction

2018-19 College of Distinction - Nursing

2018 Best Value in Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Carson-Newman University Nursing

Carson-Newman University Online Nursing Programs

Carson-Newman offers four accredited online nursing degrees designed to empower you to take control of your nursing career. Prepare to work independently in any health care setting as a well-rounded, proactive caregiver.

Through our online course delivery, expert faculty, student-centric curriculum, clinical site placement support and dedicated student support services, C-N provides a life-changing education where students come first. We believe Christian compassion is part of nursing practice and what we teach. 


Highlights and Outcomes

  • Graduate in as few as 14 months, based on transfer evaluation
  • Licensed RNs can receive up to 90 hours of credit
  • Update your skills to advance in nursing and meet higher educational standards
  • Allows most RNs to qualify for advancement opportunities in clinical roles or employment at Magnet hospitals
  • 100% Class Pass Rate on NCLEX exam in 2018
  • ADN or Nursing Diploma required

Highlights and Outcomes

  • Graduate in just over four years, based on transfer evaluation
  • Earn your BSN and MSN-FNP in one fast-track program
  • Stress-free clinical placements and preceptors are provided for MSN-level courses
  • Move into an advanced practice nursing role as a family nurse practitioner
  • Work autonomously caring for patients throughout their lives
  • Enjoy higher salaries and steadier hours in a field that is in high demand
  • ADN or Nursing Diploma required

Highlights and Outcomes

  • Graduate prepared to sit national FNP licensure exam in as few as 32 months
  • Stress-free clinical placements and preceptors are provided
  • Enjoy steadier work hours, higher salary potential and increased career opportunities with FNP specialization 
  • Join the ranks of in-demand FNPs who will fill more than 64,200 new nursing positions expected over the next decade
  • Enjoy more professional autonomy and independent decision-making as an FNP
  • BSN Required
Post-Master's FNP Certificate

Highlights and Outcomes

  • Prepare to thrive as an autonomous primary care provider in two years or less
  • Stress-free clinical placements and preceptors are provided
  • Leverage your MSN and nursing experience as you prepare for FNP licensure
  • Focus on a holistic nursing approach and improve the health of individuals, families, and entire communities by providing primary family care on your own terms
  • Gain clinical expertise needed to confidently transition into family primary care 
  • MSN Required
Choose Carson-Newman’s Online Nursing Programs
  • 100% Online Coursework - Flexibility allows you to complete coursework 100% Online (not including clinicals) whenever it’s convenient for your busy schedule
  • Stress-Free Clinical Placements - Enjoy stress-free clinical site placements (MSN-level only) so you can focus on your studies
  • Expert Faculty - Learn from our caring faculty of expert nurse educators who are active nurse practitioners in their own communities 
  • Outstanding Support - Your own dedicated Student Success Advisor provides guidance and serves as a resource, creating a supportive learning experience from registration to graduation day 
  • Small Class Sizes - Enjoy an intimate learning environment focused on helping you meet your academic goals
  • Quality Nursing Education - Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our program meets all of the associated academic standards 

"The BSN degree program really widens your view on the profession of nursing, as well as critical thinking regarding patient needs and the interventions they may require. I enrolled in the program because I’m interested in expanding in my role as a nurse.  

- Lori Williams, BSN, RN, 2016 Graduate