Milligan’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN-BSN) is a CCNE-accredited program for working RNs. Courses are delivered 100% online. Students meet clinical course outcomes in their local community and  work environment.

  • Classes 100% Online
  • Meet clinical course outcomes in your local community and work environment
  • Start in January, complete in as few as 5 semesters
  • Support from an experienced and caring faculty
  • Smooth admission process and degree plan

RN-BSN Program


The RN-BSN is a CCNE-accredited program for working RNs to earn their BSN. Courses are delivered 100% online. Students meet clinical course outcomes in their local community and  work environment. The program can be completed in as few as 5 semesters. General education classes required to finish your degree are taken on-line with your nursing courses.   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.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that roles for qualified RNs will grow by 15% between 2016 and 2026, a rate that far exceeds the national average for all jobs. The BLS projects that the job growth rate for BSN holders will rise even higher than the 15% projected for the entire field, especially for those who have existing work experience or specializations in a specific area of care.

Best Value in the Region

Tuition for the program is one of the most economical programs in our region. Students in this program are eligible to apply for state and federal tuition assistance programs and for employer reimbursement when applicable. 
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Caring Faculty

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

Getting Started: Personalized Degree Plan

We offer a free Personalized Degree Plan to determine exactly what you need and how long it will take you. If you’re currently working toward the 27 transferable hours, let us help you prepare to transfer to Milligan. We can help determine what courses you need and where you can obtain them. Contact or call 423.461.8796.

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Milligan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

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

Milligan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan University.

International Students

This program is NOT approved by SEVIS to admit international students.


Melinda Collins
Ballad Health Chair of Nursing; Director of Nursing; Associate Dean of the School of Sciences and Allied Health; Professor of Nursing

Beth Crouch
Associate Professor of Nursing

Teresa Heaton
Associate Professor of Nursing

Shonna Lane
Associate Professor of Nursing

Rita Trivette
Associate Professor of Nursing

Stacy Shankle
Admissions Recruiter for Healthcare Programs

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