Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Fully-accredited & State-supported
#2 in the 2016 listing for the 50 Best Graduate Nursing Schools in America
The Tennessee State University Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing Program is the only land based and state supported MSN degree program in Middle Tennessee. It is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and received outstanding evaluation reports at the most recent accreditation review. The TSU Division of Nursing is unique in that many students concentration.
The three concentrations offered in the MSN Program are:
All three concentrations are offered both as the major degree and as post-graduate certificates. Flexible scheduling of courses includes both day, evening and online class options for students, with students participating in both part-time and full-time study.
Our MSN Students learn-
Submit the following to the Graduate School:
Submit the following to the School of Nursing (MSN Program, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Box 950, Nashville, TN 37209):
The School of Nursing will forward all admission materials to the Graduate School. If you are reapplying all license and certification information must be current. All other information must be within a year of the semester for which you are applying.
School of Nursing MSN Admission Requirements:
State Online Validation: If you are interested in any MSN concentration, please verify that you are in a state that permits MS Nursing online degrees from TSU. This information can be obtained from http://nc-sara.org/files/docs/SARA%20state%20status%20matrix%20V2.pdf
Required University Immunization Information: There are immunization requirements for university entry. It is imperative that you validate these immunizations. Please see information at http://www.tnstate.edu/campus_life/healthservices.aspx for how to validate immunization requirements for Tennessee State University.
Tuition and Fee Information
Tuition and fee information can be obtained from the bursars office - http://www.tnstate.edu/bursar/2016-2017%20Fee%20sheet.pdf Note links to an estimate for specific fees related to instate and out of state cost, eRate, and other fees along with an explanation for these fees are located here as well. These can facilitate your understanding of the estimate of the educational cost.
MSN Comprehensive Examination
Candidates for the MSN degree are required to successfully pass a comprehensive examination covering the professional field of study - http://www.tnstate.edu/graduate/comprehensiveexams.aspx. The comprehensive examination for the MS Nursing program is designed to test the student's ability to apply principles, as well as the student's skill in demonstrating safe, sound, evidence-based graduate nursing concentration capabilities.
Advising and Graduation
Students are required to meet with their advisors each semester prior to enrollment in courses for subsequent semesters. This meeting can occur in the form of a phone call, email or in-person. This will facilitate completion of required forms such as the Program of Study and Advancement to Candidacy (can be accessed from http://www.tnstate.edu/graduate/forms.aspx) form which is to be submitted between 9 and 12 hours of study and the Application for Graduation in a timely manner. It is the students responsibility to make this contact and ensure they are knowledgeable regarding all policies related to their program of study, progression and graduation.
Students are required to apply for graduation during their final program semester. The application and other information can be obtained from the Graduate Studies website at http://www.tnstate.edu/graduate/forms.aspx Degrees cannot be retroactively conferred.
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