Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

2nd-Degree Bachelors of Science In Nursing

Tennessee Tech’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is offering our Accelerated 2nd-Degree BSN program annually with a Maymester start date.  This program will be 15 months long with an August graduation date.



Applicants to the program must have completed a previous Bachelors degree and must complete any remaining science prerequisites for the program. Science courses must have been completed in the past 10 years with a grade of "C" or better.  Admissions will be based on applicant’s academic record, science course performance, and scores from the HESI A2 admission exam.

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When Should I Apply?

Applications are available year-round; applications are due in October each year for admission in the following Maymester.


Professional Licensure Disclosure 

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing cannot guarantee licensure eligibility outside the state of Tennessee.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. For more information see Tennessee Tech’s Professional Licensure Disclosure web page https://www.tntech.edu/consumer-info/nursing.php or the National Council of State Boards of Nursing www.ncsbn.org .

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