Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health 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 and April 1 for fall admission.
submit application with the appropriate fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
submit official copies of transcripts including all universities attended;
submit three signed letters of recommendation;
submit an updated vita or resume;
submit a copy of R.N. license.
The Master of Science in Nursing requires completion of a minimum of 42 semester hours.
complete 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 psychiatric mental health practicum.
Curriculum: Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.
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.