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2016-17 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-17 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Nursing Education, M.S.N. (TN ECampus)


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Jenny Sauls, Director
(615) 904-8488
MSNadvisor@mtsu.edu
Academic Advisor for MSN Program
(615) 898-5252
MSNadvisor@mtsu.edu

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 Requirements


Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education requires

  1. residence in Tennessee;
  2. an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee;
  3. 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);
  4. successful completion of a 3-semester-hour or 4-quarter-hour undergraduate level statistics course;
  5. a home campus assignment by TN eCampus to MTSU:
  6. 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.

Application Procedures


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.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official copies of transcripts;
  3. submit three signed letters of recommendation;
  4. submit an updated vita or resume;
  5. submit a copy of R.N. license.

NOTE: All students must first apply to the TNeCampus program at www.tnecampus.org. Students approved and assigned to MTSU will then apply to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies.

Degree Requirements


Candidate must

  1. complete 36 hours of graduate nursing courses with a B or better in all courses,
  2. maintain current documentation within the School of Nursing document storage account, and
  3. complete a practicum in accordance with TN eCampus requirements for this degree.

Curriculum: Nursing, Nursing Education


Candidate must complete 40 hours in the following course of study:

Core Courses (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

Practicum (6 hours)


  • NURS 6207 - Clinical Focus Practicum 2 credit hours
  • NURS 6209 - Nursing Education Practicum 4 credit hours
    Total practice contact hours - 360
    Clinical Focus Practicum - 120; Nursing Education Practicum - 240

Program Notes


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.

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