Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses

Accelerated RN-BSN Program


The accelerated RN-BSN is designed for working professionals. Courses will be delivered through a combination of face to face, hybrid and online techniques. Students will only be required to be in class one day a week. The program can be completed in as few as 19 months. You can balance your life and earn your degree.

Preferred by Employers

The BSN degree is preferred by most nursing leaders and provides the best opportunities in today’s job market, including one of the highest starting salaries in any field. You’ll find that a BSN is a requirement for many positions. It is also the entry point for graduate studies, nurse practitioner, and nurse anesthetist programs.

Caring Faculty

The nursing faculty at Milligan are clinical experts in their particular practice areas. Their academic credentials, practical “real-world” experiences, continued professional research and development, and national professional certifications combine to provide a quality nursing education. Furthermore, they are dedicated to your academic, personal, and spiritual growth.


The baccalaureate program at Milligan College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

The baccalaureate program at Milligan College is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (TBN).



Admission Criteria

Completion of an NLN accredited registered nurse diploma or associate degree program, confirmed by official transcripts evaluated by the Registrar’s Office.

Transfer of a minimum of 27 hours of coursework, confirmed by official transcript(s), from a regionally accredited institution comprised of the following:

  • English composition (3 hrs)
  • Behavioral/social sciences (3 hrs)
  • History, fine arts, philosophy, or literature (3 hrs)
  • Speech communication (3 hrs)
  • Anatomy and physiology with lab (8 hrs)*
  • Introduction to microbiology (4 hrs)*
  • Probability and statistics (3 hrs)*
  • Must provide a notarized copy of an unencumbered Tennessee license as an RN or license from a compact state.
  • Documentation of employment as a Registered Nurse.
  • Good standing at previously attended institutions with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of two positive references-one character and one employer
  • Acceptance of the lifestyle statement as evidenced by completing and signing the application form
  • Submission of completed application and payment of the non-refundable application fee ($30)

*An earned grade of C or higher is required for anatomy and physiology, introduction to microbiology, and probability and statistics.

Financial Information

Tuition & Fees

Milligan is committed to keeping college affordable for our students. Our Adult Degree Completion Programs are priced competitively, and our Student Financial Services Office will work with you individually every step of the way to help investigate all the options available for financing your education.

Application Fee (non-refundable)
Technology Access Fee (per term)
Lifetime academic records fee (charged one time at the beginning of term one, covers transcripts, graduation fees, etc.)
Tuition (per semester hour)

Class Fees

NURS 302L: RN to BSN Health Assessment Lab
NURS 421: Nursing Leadership, Management and Professional Role Integration

Students should also anticipate book expenses, estimated at an additional $2,000 for the entire program. If you take additional courses at Milligan, you will be charged for these at the rate appropriate to that course.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for degree completion students. Click here to learn more about the types of aid available and your payment options.

Nursing Faculty

Dr. Melinda Collins

Melinda Collins

Associate Professor of Nursing; Chair and Director of Nursing; Mountain States Health Alliance Chair of Nursing

Phone: 423.461.8656
Office: Hardin Hall, 302