Southern Adventist University School of Nursing

4881 Taylor Circle
Collegedale, TN 37315
United States
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Denominational Affiliation: 
Seventh-day Adventist

Mission Statement

The School of Nursing provides a Christian learning environmentt that nurtures a culture of integrity and academic excellence, and prepares caring, competent professionals to serve the diverse healthcare needs of individuals, families, and communities within a global context.


  • State Board of Registered Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Coursework meets American Association of Colleges of Nursing Standards
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA  30326   404-975-5000
  • Southern Adventist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Program Distinctives

The only Lifestyle Medicine DNP program in the country approved by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM).

Mission/Service Learning Opportunities

Mission trips to provide health care in a variety of underdeveloped regions of the world - annual (non-COVID) opportunities.

Degrees Offered

  • Associated Degree in Nursing
  • LVN/LPN to RN
  • RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS, BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing (ADN/RN to MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Bacelor of Science in Nursing to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice / Master of Business Administration (DNP/MBA)