MSN Regents Online Degree Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) through the Regents Online
Degree Program (RODP) 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 RODP website for specific program
for the RODP main information page.
Family Nurse Practitioner
- Fall semester deadline - February 1
- Spring semester deadline - July 1
- Summer semester deadline - December 1
Admission to the program will be based on competitive
selection from the pool of applicants who meet the School of
Graduate Studies admission requirements. Additional admission
requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing Regents Online
Degree Program include:
- Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or
the state in which clinical assignments are completed.
Appropriate licensure/authorization must be obtained during the
first semester following admission to the program.
- Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- TOEFL score of 600 if native language is not English.
- A written document prepared by the applicant that includes a
resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future
career goals, and reasons for pursuing graduate study.
- Letters of recommendation from at least three persons (a
minimum of one academic) familiar with the applicant’s
academic and professional background and experience in nursing
practice, specifying in detail the applicant’s capabilities
for graduate study and for future practice as an advanced
- A Bachelors Degree:
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 Regents Online Degree
Program (RODP) and ETSU as the home school. The RODP application
can be found at www.rodp.org.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)
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
Questions? email Amy Bower (
firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office
of Student Services.
Current Students click here for forms. Scroll down to select correct form.