Jun 16, 2024  
2015-16 Graduate Catalog 
2015-16 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Nursing Administration, M.S.N. (TN eCampus)

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Jenny Sauls, Director
(615) 898-2437
Joan W. Howell, Academic Advisor for MSN Program
(615) 898-5252

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 Administration 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. For persons graduating in the spring and applying for fall admission in the same year, the deadline is extended to July 10.

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: If you have not been approved via TN eCampus to have MTSU as your home school, you must first complete the TN eCampus application accessible at www.tnecampus.org/graduate-nursing-students.

Degree Requirements

Candidate must

  1. complete 36 hours of graduate nursing courses (see specifics in Curriculum section below);
  2. complete a practicum in accordance with TN eCampus requirements for this degree.

Curriculum: Nursing, Nursing Administration

Candidate must complete 36 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/Research 3 credit hours

Concentration Courses (15 hours)

  • NURS 6301 - Nursing Administration I 3 credit hours
  • NURS 6302 - Nursing Administration II 3 credit hours
  • NURS 6303 - Health Care Finance 3 credit hours
  • NURS 6304 - Human Resources Management 3 credit hours
  • NURS 6305 - Quality Management in Nursing and Health Care 3 credit hours

Practicum (6 hours)

  •  NURS 6309 - Nursing Administration Practicum 4 credit hours
  •  NURS 6307 - Nursing Management Practicum 2 credit hours
    Total practice contact hours - 360

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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