Hey there!!! I am a senior nursing student at Carson Newman University and I would be glad to answer some of your questions and concerns! I lived in campus my freshmen and sophomore year, in both Burnette and Swann Hall and it was fantastic. It was no pent house, but it gave you a very good experi nice of dorm life. The RA's were very encouraging and supportive and there was always someone there to help you. Swann is a beautiful dorm with the ability to move furniture, unlike Burnette. Same concept thought, very supportive and wonderful people to help you. There is visitation every night and in the weekends and events that occur on each hall. Junior and senior year I lived off campus, about a mile away, and it was still very affordable and beneficial to get used to being in my own. Plus, many students are willing to room with you to help split the cost which is great! The community on campus, in my opinion is great. I came from Massachusetts and moved here without any family or friends nearby and I ended up loving it and never regretting my decision. I wanted a small, Christian nursing school with a great nursing program and that's exactly what I got. Students are very friendly, you have your usual cliques here and there, but nothing out of the ordinary. Sports are huge here, I was on the dance team for a year and had a lot of fun and even met my best friend there, so nursing and sports is possible. God is very present in our campus. There are so many ways to represent and practice your faith with at least 3 different worship groups going on during the week. You have the ability further your faith and deepen your roots. There are also a million different ways to get involved in campus.l and still do nursing. I am in 7 different organizations and still hanging on, so it's possible! The teachers and staff members are very supportive and you'll find that they will give ou their cellphone numbers and tell you to call them if you are ever in any trouble. They want to see you succeed and many are your number one cheerleader. The nursing program is rigorous, but worth it. If there is a program that over prepared you, this is it. By the time you hit senior year, you are ready to just get the NCLEX over with and start your new job. Many of us got a job by March of this year, so we are set to start after we graduate. Our program gives you the opportunity to go many places because of how we are taught. If you want a program that will give you everything you need and more for your career, Carson Newman is the school to be at. The places and clinical sites we have the ability to attend are eye opening and give you such a new perspective. Carson Newman provides ways to broaden your horizons and give you the chance to see and do a little bit of everything before you decide on what you want to do. We may not have all the high tech supplies, although we did just get a new simulation lab, but we have the highest quality faculty. I may be slightly biased by being a student here, but I have also heard from other students who go to other surrounding programs that theirs isn't as hard. But I don't think ours is hard as much as it is beneficial and preparing you for caring for our community. If you have any more questions feel free to post on here!!! Good luck!