Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in nursing prepares you to fill a vital healthcare role that’s in great demand in Nashville, across Tennessee and throughout the world. You’ll train to become a nurse who practices with professionalism, excellence and compassion.
- Learn from faculty who have expertise in multiple areas of the nursing profession, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
- Enjoy small class sizes and individual attention in a supportive campus community.
- Utilize Trevecca’s partnerships with major healthcare organizations like Ascension Saint Thomas to gain invaluable clinical experience.
- Take advantage of valuable internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville healthcare market.
- Get an affordable nursing education with highly competitive undergraduate tuition rates.
What to Expect
Your Bachelor of Science in nursing from Trevecca will equip you to safely practice professional nursing with intelligence, compassion, courage and faith. The bachelor’s in nursing program is committed to educating servant leaders, supporting students as they explore the ways faith intersects with healthcare. Your professors will model excellence in teaching and get to know you personally as they provide a holistic education that focuses on your intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
In partnership with prominent healthcare providers, Trevecca’s nursing program provides hands-on clinical experience in a functioning medical facility. Completing the clinical portion of the program with organizations like Ascension Saint Thomas and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, you’ll learn effective nursing practices as part of a training experience that truly prepares them for your calling in the medical field.
Tuition and Costs
$14,295 per semester (Scholarships available to reduce this cost)
$2,000 Nursing Fee assessed
Career Opportunities: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
With a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Trevecca, you’ll be prepared to enter the healthcare field or to continue your studies in a graduate program. Your BSN allows you to practice nursing in diverse roles and settings like hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, public health facilities, the military, the international mission field, civic organizations and more. Roles could include:
- Medical surgical nursing
- Intensive care nursing
- Maternal and newborn nursing
- Pediatric nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Community nursing
- Nursing leadership and management
- Nursing research
- Home health nursing
- Senior care and assisted living facility nursing
- Medical missionary nursing
Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.*
Life, Calling, and Purpose
English Composition I
Emphasizes the recursive writing process through appropriate determination of subject, audience, purpose, and style, with correct usage of grammar, punctuation, and logical organization. Students will use appropriate technologies for writing and learning.
English Composition II: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
Emphasizes intellectual and analytical reasoning through reading and writing assignments. Includes instruction in library and research technologies and the writing of a research project.
A study of the principles and practices of effective human communication, with emphasis placed on public speaking. The course emphasizes the critical thinking and skill development necessary for effective speech. Listening skills are included in the study.
Provides the student with a basic understanding of his or her economic environment and the basic principles and tools of personal financial management. Emphasis will be placed on personal financial planning, including budgeting, managing personal debt, insurance, taxes, investments, and real estate. When possible, topics will be analyzed and discussed from a Christian perspective.
Introduction to Health and Wellness
Designed to assist the student in their understanding and development of a healthy lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on the components and behaviors that promote lifelong, positive outcomes in the five dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Includes a fitness laboratory component. Fee charged.
General introduction to major areas of psychology with emphasis on the psychological bases for understanding human behavior. A recommended prerequisite to other psychology courses except PSY 2175.
General Biology I
An introduction to fundamental concepts in the biological sciences including the organization of living matter, cellular structure and function, food production by photosynthesis, energy harvest, mechanisms of cellular reproduction, genetics, and evolution. Discussions of current scientific issues will also be included. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Designed to engage students in dialogue with a variety of Western and Non-Western world literature, past and present. ENG 2000 is a recommended prerequisite for all upper-level literature courses.
Introduction to Biblical Faith
An introduction to Biblical faith and literature designed to help the student acquire a knowledge of the basic content of Scripture as well as be able to employ basic Bible study skills.
An introduction to theology as it has developed in the history of the church with a view to understanding the relation between faith and life. Special attention is given to understanding the doctrine of holiness.
Christian Life and Ministry
An integration of Christian spirituality, life, and ministry. Through a wide variety of readings and experiences, care is given to evaluate the spiritual structure of the student and to understand spiritual gifts, disciplines, and what it means for each individual to be a constructive influence in the Church and society.
World Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval World
A course of study from ancient times to the 1500s dealing with persistent and recurring political, social, and economic issues in history that thinking people have examined and that have shaped our contemporary world. This course covers Western and non-Western cultures. Offered every semester.
World Civilizations: Early Modern and Modern World
A course of study from the 1500s to the present dealing with persistent and recurring political, social, and economic issues in history that thinking people have examined and that have shaped our contemporary world. This course covers Western and non-Western cultures. Offered every semester.
Introduction to Philosophy
A general introduction to the study of philosophy, both Western and non-Western. The course is organized around three domains of philosophical reflection: metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Representative philosophers from Socrates to Confucius will be used to illuminate the philosophical task. The course also includes discussion of world religions as representatives of non-Western philosophy.
A philosophical analysis of the narratives and principles that have contributed to moral and ethical norms for human action.
A survey of microscopic organisms with emphasis on bacteria and fungi. Classification, morphology, cultivation, and identification will be studied in both lecture and lab. The role of these organisms in the ecosystem, industry, and disease will also be discussed. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Statistical Analysis for the Sciences
An introductory statistics course with an emphasis on exploratory and inferential techniques for analyzing and modeling data. Topics include descriptive statistics, regression, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and experiment design. Statistical software is implemented throughout the course.
Human Growth and Development
A survey of development from conception throughout the life span.
A study that includes the anatomy of the body as a whole. Emphasis will be on anatomical structures and organizational relationships of the organs and systems of the body. General physiology of each system and the major influence systems have on one another is emphasized. Laboratory studies include dissection of the cat and study of various skeletons, models, and charts. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
Designed to introduce the anatomy and physiology of multiple subsystems including the endocrine, vascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The focus will be on developing a working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of these subsystems that can then be applied to clinical case studies and laboratory experiments. A major objective of this course is to develop critical thinking skills that are essential for students entering various medical careers where they will serve Christ by serving others. Lecture and lab. Fee charged.
A study of how chemical principles and biochemical pathways create certain nutritional requirements for humans in various states of health and disease. Emphasis will be given to the needs of pregnancy, infancy, adolescence, sports conditioning, maturity, and nutritional therapy in some disease states. The possible benefits of proper nutritional practices for our culture, wellness programs, and managed care will be discussed. Lecture.
Care Management I
Emphasis is placed on providing nursing care across the lifespan for patients experiencing ABC acute and/or chronic health problems.
Experiential Learning I
Clinical practicum which incorporates skill exploration and acquisition and the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the provision of nursing care.
Introduction to Chemistry for Nursing
eleven body systems providing the student opportunity for the enhancement of physical assessment skills. The
purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge and skills basic to health assessment in nursing
related to both the adult and geriatric patient. This course emphasizes evidence-based practices with a focus on
critical thinking skills and their use by the nurse for accurate collection and analysis of patient health data. Based on
assessment findings, this course will guide the student in the documentation process to include a complete history
and physical examination.
Pharmacology in Nursing
Adult Health I
Research and EBP
Leadership and Management
Adult Health II
Obstetrics and Newborn Care
Introduction to Critical Care
Senior Capstone Practicum
World Aesthetics (Choose one) — 3 hours
Designed to give students a historical perspective of music, art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times.
Presents the basic building blocks of music and fosters attentive, intelligent listening to music of different genres and historical periods. Helps the students appreciate, understand, and develop critical thinking skills on selected genres, styles, and periods in the Western European tradition of music as well as examples of music from outside this tradition. Third-party fee required.
Concert Choir: Aesthetics
TNU Singers: Aesthetics
Jazz Ensemble: Aesthetics
Trevecca Symphony Orchestra: Aesthetics
Open to students and Nashville community by audition. Continuous openings for strings and occasional openings for winds and percussion. Opportunities to perform stimulating symphonic orchestral and string literature on campus and beyond. This course partially satisfies the World Aesthetics requirement of the General Education Curriculum.
Wind Ensemble: Aesthetics
*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.