Mar 06, 2021
Academic Advisor for MSN Program
The School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) through the TN eCampus.
The Master of Science in Nursing degree (M.S.N.) is delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of TN eCampus courses and programs. The program includes four concentrations: Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Advanced Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner), and Nursing Informatics (new students not currently being enrolled). Courses are offered each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) through all six Tennessee Board of Regents universities.
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Advanced Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner requires
- residence in Tennessee;
- an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee;
- a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (conditional admission will be considered with a 2.9 overall B.S. GPA);
- successful completion of a 3-semester-hour or 4-quarter-hour undergraduate level statistics course;
- a home campus assignment by TN eCampus to MTSU:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) if needed. Graduate school score requirements vary by TBR university. Consult the graduate admission requirements at each campus for further details.
Students are advised to contact the graduate program advisor in the School of Nursing before beginning the application procedure. Applications are due by October 1 for spring admission, February 1 for summer admission, and April 1 for fall admission.
- submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official copies of transcripts;
- submit three signed letters of recommendation;
- submit an updated vita or resume;
- submit a copy of R.N. license.
NOTE: All students must first apply to the TN eCampus program at www.tnecampus.org. Students approved and assigned to MTSU will then apply to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies.
- complete 36 hours of graduate nursing courses with a B or better in all courses,
- maintain current documentation within the School of Nursing document storage account, and
- complete a practicum in accordance with TN eCampus requirements for this degree.
Curriculum: Nursing, Advanced Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner
Candidate must complete 46 hours in the following course of study:
Core (15 hours)
- NURS 6000 - Theoretical Foundations 3 credit hours
- NURS 6001 - Health Care Policy 3 credit hours
- NURS 6002 - Advanced Nursing Research 3 credit hours
- NURS 6003 - Advanced Role Development 3 credit hours
- NURS 6990 - Scholarly Synthesis 3 credit hours
Concentration Courses (10 hours)
Family Nurse Practitioner Courses (17 hours)
- NURS 6601 - Family Nurse Practitioner I 3 credit hours
- NURS 6602 - Family Nurse Practitioner I - Clinical 2 credit hours
- NURS 6603 - Family Nurse Practitioner II 3 credit hours
- NURS 6604 - Family Nurse Practitioner II - Clinical 4 credit hours
- NURS 6605 - Family Nurse Practitioner III 3 credit hours
- NURS 6606 - Family Nurse Practitioner III - Clinical Practicum 2 credit hours
Practicum (4 hours)
- NURS 6609 - Advanced Family NP Practicum 4 credit hours
Total practice contact hours - 780
*(NURS 6102 - 60 contact hours which do not count in certification eligibility requirements)
The School of Nursing also offers selected graduate courses that may be transferred to programs offering the Master of Science in Nursing. Other courses designed to assist individuals to meet the requirements of the State of Tennessee Board of Nursing for a Certificate of Fitness to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse are also available. Please contact the School of Nursing for further information.