Family Nurse Practitioner

Requirements & Program of Study

student on campusThe graduates of the program will enhance and advance their practice in settings of greatest need.

GRADUATE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Completed Graduate School application and application fee.
  2. Three completed recommendation forms; one from a current clinical supervisor and one from a nursing faculty if available.
  3. Official transcripts from all previous colleges send directly to TSU Graduate School, 3500 John Merritt Blvd., Nashville TN, 37209.
  4. A current resume.
  5. A copy of your current RN License from the state in which you practice.
  6. A copy of your BLS certification
  7. Liability Insurance (when you start your clinical)
  8. Typed statement of professional goals upon completion of the MSN Degree, maximum one (1) page, double spaced.
  9. Background check (when you start your clinical)
  10. Copies of professional memberships.
  11. Deadline for application to the Graduate School is March 15th for Summer Semester, July 15th for Fall Semester and November 15th for Spring Semester.
  12. The Graduate School will forward all admission materials to the School of Nursing once the packet is complete.

DIVISION OF NURSING MSN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all required courses (general education and nursing) for the BSN degree OR in all the nursing courses
  2. Graduation from an Nationally Accredited baccalaureate nursing program
  3. An active RN license in the state in which you practice
  4. Current clinical practice

 


PROGRAM OF STUDY:

Courses are offered sequentially once a year. A nurse working full-time and attending graduate school part-time may complete the program in 6 semesters: four 15 week semesters and two summer sessions. Courses are offered in the evening hours for the convenience of working part-time students. Other part-time options are available. There are 3 programs of study - Family Nurse Practitioner, Holistic Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education.

 

CURRICULUM REQUIRED COURSES (18 HOURS) :

NURS 5000 Nursing Theory 3
NURS 5020 Research 3
NURS 5040 Role Development 3
NURS 5070 Health Policy 3
NURS 5210 Pathophysiology 3

MAJOR CONCENTRATION:

NURS 5100 Advanced Assessment 4
NURS 5280 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NURS 5120 Family Health Nursing I 4
NURS 5140 Family Health Nursing II 5

 ELECTIVES (3 Hours):

NURS 5240 Selected Topics 3
OR  
NURS 5260 Selected Topics 3
or other approved courses  

PROJECT OR THESES (6 HOURS): 

NURS 5200 Thesis Writing 3/3
OR  
NURS 5220 Project Writing 3/3

 


For more information contact:

Tennessee State University-Division of Nursing
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Box 9590
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5252
FAX: (615) 963-7614
E-mail: 
mrevell1@tnstate.edu






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