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Nursing Programs

Whether you're a first-time college student or already working as a registered nurse, the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University has options to help you take the next steps in your nursing career.

Traditional Nursing

The new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at CBU will begin classes in Fall 2020. The program is a two-year program designed to be completed in the junior and senior years, after completion of two years of pre-nursing and general educational requirement coursework. True to the service-learning culture that defines CBU's heritage, students in the traditional BSN program will have options for clinicals throughout the Memphis community as well as study-abroad learning choices. Many of the clinical experiences will provide opportunities for rotations with preceptors to ensure a personalized clinical experience.

After program completion, you will be eligible to apply to the State Board of Nursing for RN licensure. CBU's nursing program does not guarantee licensure; all graduates of the program must pass the NCLEX licensing exam.


Contact Us About the Traditional BSN Program

Nursing Program - Office of Admissions
(901) 321-3205


The RN-to-BSN program is designed for the working registered nurse. The BSN curriculum focuses on current healthcare issues and delivery, and prepares you for leadership roles in a variety of settings. The online format allows you to complete the program in as little as three semesters of full-time study.

As part of this program, you'll have the chance to explore global community health through an international mission trip (when available) and participate in community engaged learning opportunities.

The BSN requires 122 credit hours. You'll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, plus courses in:

  • Health assessment 
  • Professional writing
  • Professional role enactment
  • Population health nursing
  • Leadership
  • Professional practice & leadership
  • Evidence-based nursing

The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.


Contact Us About the RN to BSN Program

Nursing Program - Office of Admissions
(901) 321-3205

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Christian Brothers University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (