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Nursing is a diverse discipline, and as such programs and prerequisites vary widely. When planning your coursework, please make an appointment with the Office of Medical and Health Programs and bring a list of your top 10 schools to the appointment.

Sewanee prepares you well for nursing school. You will develop the competencies necessary for nursing school through pre-nursing coursework, experiential learning, and our robust liberal arts curriculum. As a pre-nursing student at Sewanee, you will graduate with a BA or BS in the field of your choice. You are then prepared to pursue nursing education at the bachelor’s (BSN), master’s (MSN) or doctoral level (DNP or PhD).

There are many pathways to becoming a nurse. Accelerated BSN and direct-entry MSN programs are both designed for individuals who already have a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field. An accelerated BSN allows you to earn your RN license, while in a direct-entry MSN program, you earn your RN license and then continue on to your graduate degree. An example is Vanderbilt’s Masters in Nursing Program. If you are interested in a research career or advanced practice nursing, you should also consider earning a PhD or DNP.

The specific academic requirements vary by school, and you should check course prerequisites for each school to which you plan to apply. The Office of Medical and Health Programs is available to help you plan your schedule and find equivalent Sewanee coursework. Explore the information below to learn more and find general coursework suggestions: