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2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.N.


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The MSN degree is offered through the Regent’s Online Degree Program (RODP). Courses are offered each semester (fall, spring, and summer). The program has been reviewed by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The MSN-RODP is accredited by the National league for Nursing Accrediting.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare nurses to:

  1. teach in a variety of academic and practice settings;
  2. provide advanced nursing care to rural, urban, and underserved populations;
  3. practice in collaborative and interdisciplinary relationships;
  4. assume positions of leadership in the health care delivery system;
  5. contribute to the current and evolving body of nursing science; and
  6. continue study at the doctoral level.

RN Bridge Option


  1. Applicant must have B.S. or B.A. in another area of study.
  2. All 4000 level courses must be completed before enrolling in 5000 level courses.
  • NURS 4210 3
  • NURS 4211 3
  • NURS 4212 3
  • NURS 4213 3

Total: 12 Hours


Nursing Education Concentration


(39 semester hours)

Nursing Administration Concentration


(34 semester hours)

Nursing Informatics Concentration


(34 semester hours)

Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration


(45 semester hours)

Post Masters Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner


(21 semester hours)

Post Masters Certificate - Nursing Education


(21 semester hours)

Post Masters Certificate - Nursing Administration


(19 semester hours)

Post Masters Certificate - Nursing Informatics


(23 semester hours)

Nursing Education Certificate


Additional admission requirements for the Nursing Education Certificate Program include:

  1. A masters degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE)
  2. Satisfactory completion of the following courses at the master’s level:
    NURS 5103 - Advanced Pathophysiology  (3)
    NURS 5104 - Advanced Pharmacology  (3)
    NURS 5101 - Advanced Health Assessment  (3)
    NURS 5102 - Advanced Health Assessment Clinical  (3)
  3. Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed.
  4. Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  5. TOEFL score of 600 if native languate is not English
  6. A written document prepared by the applicant that includes a resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing the certificate program.

Required Courses


Total Hours for Certification: 15 Hours


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