The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a collaborative effort among Colleges of Nursing in the Tennessee Board of Regents system to educate nurses and fill nursing shortages in the health care industry. Links below will take you to the website for specific program information. Click here for the main information page.
Fall: Early Application Deadline-February 1; Final Deadline-April 1
Spring: Early Application Deadline-July 1; Final Deadline-August 1
Summer: Early Application Deadline-December 1; Final Deadline-February 1
Please note that, beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, the College of Nursing will no longer admit applicants provisionally pending the completion of certain admission requirements. All applicants must have an unencumbered RN license and an earned bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
|School||TOEFL Paper-based score||Internet-based score||Computer-based score|
|APSU||> 500 or||61 or||173|
|ETSU||> 550 or||79 or||231|
|MTSU||> 525 or||71 or||195|
|TSU||> 500 or||61 or||173|
|UOM||> 550 or||n/a||210|
Requirements for the RN with a BSN degree: completion of the BSN.
Requirements for the RN with a BA/BS non-nursing degree: completion of the following 12 units RN/MSN nursing bridge sequence: NURS 4210 Healthcare Research; NURS 4211 Nursing Leadership and Management; NURS 4212 Trends and Issues in Nursing and Healthcare; NURS 4213 Community Health Nursing. RN to MSN graduates will not be awarded the BSN degree.
All candidates must apply to the TN eCampus and ETSU as the home school. Information on the TN eCampus admissions procedure and the TN eCampus application can be found here.The ETSU application for admission may be submitted online at www.etsu.edu/gradstud. A printable application can also be obtained at this site. To request a paper application, contact the School of Graduate Studies at (423) 439-4221.
The application and all materials should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies. Once the application file is complete, it will be forwarded to the College of Nursing and reviewed by the admissions committee. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision.
Notice: Regulatory requirements governing student clinicals vary by state and are subject to change. Clinical placement outside of Tennessee is contingent upon approval by the appropriate regulatory bodies and will be evaluated on an individual basis upon admission to the program. Currently, placement in North Carolina and Virginia is allowed.
Questions? email Amy Bower ( email@example.com ) in the Office of Student Services.
The Post Master's graduate certificate is a degree level that is intermediate between the Master's degree and the doctorate. It is an option designed to provide individuals who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree or Master of Science in a field of nursing with the core courses and clinical experiences necessary for national exam eligibility. In your continuing education pursuit, the Post Master's certificate provides a systematic and unified way to achieve your goals.
ETSU offers three Post Master's degree certificates: