The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is offered through the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP), and is delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of RODP courses and programs. The program includes four concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics, and Advanced Practice. Courses are offered each semester (fall, spring, and summer) through all six Tennessee Board of Regents universities. The program requires completion of 34-46 semester credit hours depending on the concentration. For more information, please visit www.tn.regentsdegrees.org/msn.
All candidates must apply to the Regents Online Degree Program before applying to the home school. The RODP application can be found at www.rodp.org. Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the School of Graduate Studies admission requirements from the designated home school. Additional admission requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing Regents Online Degree Program include:
Documentation of the above requirements must be included with the application materials submitted to the East Tennessee State University School of Graduate Studies. All applications will be reviewed by the College of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee.
East Tennessee State University Application deadlines are as follows:
Fall semester deadline is February 1 Spring semester deadline is July 1 Summer semester deadline is December 1
Nursing Education Courses: Additional courses required in the Nursing Education specialty include the following:
Clinical Focus Choose one 3-credit hour course from:
Total Required Coursework: 39 Credit Hours
Source: ETSU 2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalog
Nursing, M.S.N. Nursing Education Concentration
Please Note : Because of state regulatory requirements for nursing programs, students residing outside the state of Tennessee may be required to complete clinical hours in a Tennessee institution or agency. Students wishing to complete clinical courses in their home state may incur additional expenses and/or program time, to cover faculty licensure, travel, and program approval in their state. Regulations governing nursing and higher education vary on a state-by-state basis and cannot always be anticipated in advance of student application to the program.
R.O.D.P. Graduate Tuition*:
Most courses are three credit hours. Full-time student status is 12 or more credits per semester.
*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2014 - 2015 R.O.D.P tuition and online fees only. Some courses and programs may have additional fees (e.g. studio fees for art courses). More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee pages and the Incidental Fee pages.