University of Memphis (UofM) Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) | 85% NCLEX Pass Rates

The University of Memphis (UofM) Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) has educated and helped perfect nurse leaders, practitioners, clinicians, and educators through their BSN and MSN Nursing degree programs.

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  • 85%
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  • On Campus
  • Public
  • Accreditation ccne Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, Accelerated BSN, BSN, MSN, Post-grad Certificate, NP, Other
  • Location Memphis, TN
  • Telephone 1-901-678-2003
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A major research institution, The University of Memphis (UofM) was founded in 1912 in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1967, the Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) opened as part of UofM.

Nursing Programs

Traditional BSN


Accelerated BSN



Post-MSN Certificate


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The BSN program at the Loewenberg College of Nursing consists of a five-semester, full-time program offered at the Lambuth Campus. Summer terms are not included in this program, but are available for University of Memphis pre-nursing majors and transfer students.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

For current RNs the LCON offers an accessible, flexible and affordable online RN to BSN program. This program is available (24/7) via eCourseware, which is the web-based, online program.

Accelerated BSN

This is a four-semester, full-time program at the Memphis campus for students who hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in another field. The program is only 18 months in length and begins in the Fall semester including one Summer term. Students who hold a bachelor's degree in another field may also apply for the five-semester Traditional BSN Program.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

MSN Graduate Specialty Areas 

Nursing Administration

Nursing Education

Advanced Practice Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Executive Leadership

Accelerated RN to BSN to MSN

Post-Master's Certificate

Advanced Practice Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Nursing Administration

Nursing Education

Admission Requirements for MSN Applicants (not all inclusive):

  1. Undergraduate minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA
  2. Letter of interest including prior professional experience, future career goals
  3. 3 Letters of recommendation
  4. Interview with LCON graduate faculty upon request
  5. Resume
  6. Eligibility to practice as an RN in Tennessee or approved state, for clinical practicum
  7. Transfer students must have letter in good standing
  8. Successful completion of 3 semester hour or 4 quarter hour undergraduate Statistics

Admission Requirements for individuals with a BSN Degree (not all inclusive):

  1. BSN
  2. Unrestricted RN license to practice in TN or approved state, for clinical practicum
  3. Admission requirements for RN applicants with a BA/BS non-nursing major 
  4. Completion of 12-unit RN/MSN nursing bridge sequence
  5. NOTE:  RN/MSN graduates will not be awarded the BSN degree

Students admitted to MSN program, or post-master's certificate programs must have and maintain (not all inclusive):

  1. Unrestricted license to practice as RN in Tennessee or approved state, for clinical practicum
  2. Current CPR certification
  3. Hepatitis B (Heptavax); measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); polio; tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), varicella vaccinations and/or titers
  4. Freedom from tuberculosis as evidenced by a negative PPD or health provider examination
  5. Annual flu shot vaccination, unless medically contraindicated
  6. Current professional malpractice insurance of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $6,000,000 aggregate

Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's (RN-BSN-MSN) Degree

The Loewenberg College of Nursing also offers an Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's (RN-BSN-MSN) Degree in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration. This program is for registered nurses who do not have a bachelor's degree in nursing or another discipline or for individuals with an associate's degree or diploma in nursing.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum college 2.8 cumulative GPA
  2. Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab and Microbiology with lab in seven (7) years of admission - grade of "C" or better
  3. Prerequisite courses with grade "C" or better (English Comp I and II, Intro to Sociology or General Psychology, Math, and Nutrition)
  4. Active, unencumbered RN license, or be eligible for licensure
  5. TN RN license or an approved state, for clinical course work
  6. Application for admission to the LCON RN-BSN-MSN program for students without a BA or BS degree
  7. Transfer students must have transcripts and letter of good standing from the dean/director of the previous nursing program


In 2014, the LCON was named as an Academic Partner of the Nurse Residency program for Regional One Health, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Methodist Le Bonheur Health Care.

In 2015, ranked the LCON RN-BSN program 14th out of 400 RN-BSN online programs nationwide.

In 2015, the US News and World Report ranked the LCON MSN program in the top 100 of the online graduate programs.


Both undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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    Dec 12, '17, 1:44 am by
    Overall: 4.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2019

    My Experience

    Orientation was smoothe and very informative! They understand it can be overwhelming to learn so much information at once, so everyone was really great at explaining things. You get to hear from your professors for the upcoming semester, get a chance to sign up for the Student Nurses Association, get to listen from and ask questions to a student panel, and tons of other informative speakers will be there as well. The SNA hosts different events and the school is really good about sending out an email about once a week with anything going on on campus. You are also added to a page that posts with ANY news related to the school.

    About The Staff

    The instructors are not only extremely intelligent and good teachers, they are passionate about teaching. Everyone is very invested in your success throughout the program. There are a good handful of nursing specific scholarships available, and always more being added!

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