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RN to BSN   |   BSN   |   MSN

Deadline for Fall 2024 Admission - BSN Program

Application cycle for Fall 2024 Admissions is now CLOSED


The School of Nursing and Tennessee State University has prioritized the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff and will implement recommended best practices for limiting exposure to COVID-19 in a campus setting.


Need to Contact your academic advisor or seek additional information from a faculty member? For the BSN Program, please email bsn@tnstate.edu or call the BSN Program Office at 615-963-5273. For the MSN program, please email msn@tnstate.edu or call the MSN Program Office at 615-963-5252.



Accreditation | Mission


Nursing:  a local, national or international professional -- You have options!

Core Values

Start Today! Develop a skill-set for a Growing Industry!

Our society is in need of skilled nursing professionals to serve our changing population. At TSU, you'll learn to intervene to meet patient and family needs under the direction of faculty members who are dedicated to your professional advancement. Learn to communicate effectively with both clients from diverse backgrounds and your professional healthcare colleagues, while making a difference in the lives of others.

All nursing programs at Tennessee State University are  fully accredited  by the  Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing, Inc.  and are approved by the  Tennessee State Board of Nursing .

Our programs provide an excellent opportunity to be well prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination or National Certification examinations and to apply your nursing education to positions in hospitals, health care clinics, schools, businesses, and industry, or serve individual clients as you make a significant contribution to the healthcare services in your community. 

The School of Nursing has purposefully infused our core values into every one of our nursing program(s) in order to produce such qualities in our graduates.  Read more about our mission >>

Courses Fit YOUR Schedule | Superior Placements

Invest in your future. Choose from affordable TSU program options to fit your schedule, whether you are just entering the field or pursuing an advanced degree. You will enjoy coursework delivered through real-time video and Web-enhanced or online classes, as well as traditional classroom instruction. Excellent clinical placements in major hospitals and health care agencies throughout the Nashville metro area and beyond offer you the hands-on, practical experiences you need to succeed in providing effective patient care.


Funding Your Education

Program costs

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Scholarships & Resources for African Americans: https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/african-american-student-scholarships-resources/

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contact Nursing Department

Undergraduate Admissions 
P. O. Box 9609
Nashville, TN 37209

888-463-6878 toll-free
615-963-5101 voice
615-963-2930 fax


Graduate Admissions 
P.O. Box 145
Nashville, TN 37209

615-963-7371 voice
  615-963-7219 fax