Message from the President

Message from the President

Doctor Paul PercyDear Prospective Student,

A frequent observation I hear about Carson-Newman University is that it is different. The only argument I have with this idea is that Carson-Newman is not an “it.” Rather, Carson-Newman is actually a "we,” a collection of people called by God to be here at a time and a place for the purpose of teaching in a caring, Christian community, so that you can improve your life and the lives of others.

Our online RN-BSN, RN-MSN-FNP, and MSN-FNP degree programs, as well as our Post-Master’s FNP Certificate, provide the necessary educational challenges for your personal and professional growth. Our Christian mission fits hand-in-glove with the call to compassionate care that equips nurses to look beyond patient folders and a doctor’s orders. This is why we offer a broader degree with the RN-BSN, RN-MSN-FNP, and MSN-FNP degree programs, and not just a technical degree. You will study nursing and read and write about other subjects. These subjects will give you organizational and creative thinking skills that will be vital to how you interact with and take care of people throughout the rest of your career.

Whether you choose Carson-Newman’s RN-BSN, RN-MSN-FNPMSN-FNP or Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program, you are not entering a transactional relationship where you are simply a customer, paying to earn a degree or certificate. Instead, you will discover a series of transformational relationships with professors and mentors that will serve you for the rest of your life.

I am delighted to know that you are interested in attending our school. The collective “we” I mentioned above are pleased to offer our RN-BSN, RN-MSN-FNP and MSN-FNP degree programs, and Post-Master’s FNP Certificate, in a way that fits your life’s schedule.

Get to know us. Talk to our counselors and you will learn how our RN-BSN, RN-MSN-FNP and MSN-FNP degrees, and Post-Master’s FNP Certificate can serve you, both as a person and as a nurse, and help you to improve the community you serve.

With great expectations for you,

Dr. Paul Percy

Interim President,

Carson-Newman University