Karen Ward, Interim Director
Cooper, Finch, Frizzell, Harris, Jackson-Plunk, Lavender, Lindsey, Moore, Murphree, McCauley, McInnis, Meeks, Revell, Roberts, Sauls, Severson, Sullivan, Taylor, Weatherspoon, Williamson, D. Wilson, L. Wilson
The School of Nursing offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The school also offers pre-nursing curriculum advisement for students planning to enter a nursing program elsewhere.
The purposes of this degree program are to
- provide quality nursing education which prepares graduates for professional nursing practice as generalists;
- prepare graduates who have an appropriate base for specialized study in nursing practice, education, administration, or research;
- provide graduates with a professional practice base that is responsive to the changing health care needs of the citizens of Tennessee and the nation.
Graduates of the program receive preparation designed to enable them to
- communicate through a variety of media to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and information;
- employ critical thinking abilities for personal and professional development and nursing practice refinement;
- develop professional knowledge and skills necessary to design, coordinate, and lead within the health care system;
- utilize the nursing process as a foundation for nursing practice;
- exhibit personal and professional development responsive to changes in nursing, health care, and society.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program holds full approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Nursing students pay the same fees as do all other undergraduate students at the University. These fees are described in detail at www.mtsu.edu/bursar. Additional expenses incurred by nursing students include (costs subject to change)
- the cost of white uniforms, name pin, shoes, hosiery, watch with second hand, and stethoscope (approximately $350)
- skill lab supply costs (vary with each course)
- liability insurance ($10)
- assessment tools and standardized exams (approximately $90 per semester).
Pre-nursing Curriculum for Other Nursing Schools
Students planning to enter other schools of nursing must carefully select their courses according to the pre-nursing curriculum prescribed by the school to which they will apply. Nursing advisors will assist students with their course selections.
The School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing through the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). Requirements and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.