Carson-Newman University

1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
United States
(888) 293-9444
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Mission Statement

Our mission as Christian educators is to help our students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Program Distinctives


Carson-Newman has been nationally recognized as one of the top 10 baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report lauded Carson-Newman as a “Great School at a Great Price in 2016. Princeton Review commended Carson-Newman University as one of the “Best in the Southeast” in 2018. The University has also been recognized as a “College of Distinction” by and named to the President’s Honor Roll by the U.S. Department of Education for the University’s focus on “Service with Distinction.”

Carson-Newman University has also been ranked No.13 in Best Value Schools, No. 34 in Best Colleges for Veterans, and No. 76 in Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report.

Online Learning Experience

Carson-Newman prepares its students to compete on the world stage while allowing them to experience higher education at a university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Through an intimate online learning experience, professors connect with you on your college journey in a caring Christian community. Through faith and learning, Carson-Newman provides a life-changing education where students come first.

Undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are taught by experienced nursing faculty who are active nurse practitioners in their communities. Our online programs give busy nurses access to the same academic excellence enjoyed by on-campus students while providing a supportive learning environment that works around a working nurse’s schedule.

Online Nursing Programs

Carson-Newman’s online nursing programs are designed to empower working RNs to advance their career while allowing them to keep their current job.

Carson-Newman’s 100% online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) programs (not including clinicals, practicum or residency) use evidence-based practice and a holistic approach to nursing to produce autonomous caregivers who think critically and approach health care from an ethical perspective.

Mission/Service-Learning Opportunities

Study Abroad Medical Missions Trips for Nursing Students - International and Domestic Community Outreach Events Recreational Service Trips for Students Faculty-Led Service-Learning Experiences S.P.O.T.S. Mission Experience

Does your school have a Nurses Christian Fellowship group that meets regularly during the semester? Yes

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS, BSN)
Accelerated BSN (post-bachelor’s/second degree BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Education
Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner
Post Master's Certificate Nursing Education
Online Degree Options Available