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Program Overview

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 program, students can complete the associate degree in two years or complete a BSN in four. The degree also offers a Nursing Assistant Certificate early in the coursework. This allows students to work in medical facilities like hospitals or nursing homes, creating opportunities for them to gain more experience and to earn money for tuition.

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.


Every undergraduate student pursuing a four-year degree at Johnson earns a double major – a major in Bible and Theology and a major of their choice, like Pre-Nursing. Click here to learn more about the Bible and Theology major.

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