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The School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) in a hybrid format that includes one concentration: Advanced Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner. Courses are offered each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). All courses are taught in the online learning environment.
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 in nursing with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (conditional admission will be considered with a 2.9 overall B.S.N. GPA);
successful completion of a 3-semester-hour or 4-quarter-hour undergraduate level statistics course;
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) if needed.
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.
Only two (2) instances of course withdrawal are permitted without consequences in the M.S.N. program. Withdrawal from one or more courses in any given semester is considered one (1) instance of withdrawal. Students with more than two (2) withdrawals from the M.S.N. program will not be readmitted to the program.