I called the TN BON to verify some information/ask a few questions.1. If you are taking Ec courses for your nursing degree, they DO count againstyour CEUs. My employer told me no, but the BON begs to differ.2. There is no such thing as GN/GRN in Tennessee. Once you graduate, you willmerely be whatever your current license says you are until you actually sit andpass your boards.3. You can NOT apply to take your boards before you officially graduate andyour diploma is in hand. Some states permit you to sit for boards before youare officially graduated, as long as you show proof that you have completed allthe course requirements for your degree. Tennessee is not one of those states. It even asks for the date that your diploma was issued on the application forthe NCLEX. That means an added couple of month wait to take boards for all ofus Tennessee residents :-(.Hope it helps and good luck.