Johnson University is partnering with Tennessee Wesleyan University to offer an Associate Degree in Health Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. In this new program, students can complete the associate degree in two years or complete a BSN in four.

Your first two years you will earn the associate degree. This will include all your pre-requisites for nursing school. If you choose to continue to the nursing program, you will apply to Tennessee Wesleyan University’s nursing school in west Knoxville for your third and fourth years, where you will commute to class at Tennessee Wesleyan and complete your nursing clinicals in the Knoxville hospitals and facilities.

You can live on the beautiful Johnson campus all four years, including the last two while you complete nursing school with TWU. You will love being part of our community, living in our award-winning dorms, and being part of the spiritual and social experiences on our campus.

Our focus on scientific excellence, the opportunities for spiritual formation, and the experiences of service to others distinguish this nursing program from others.

Dr. Monica Nelson
Program Director

Dept Contact


This degree does not include any concentrations.


Courses may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology I and II

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Good nurses are in high demand! Graduates will be equipped to work and serve in hospitals, medical offices, home healthcare services, colleges and universities, outpatient clinics, and nursing care facilities.