M.S.N., Nursing Informatics Concentration (R.O.D.P.)

ETSU Online MSN Nursing Informatics RODP

100% Online Nursing, M.S.N.
Nursing Informatics Concentration (R.O.D.P.)

Online Nursing, M.S.N., Nursing Informatics Concentration, Program Overview

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:

  • An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which the clinical assignments are completed.
  • Bachelors degree with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successful completion of a 3-semester hour or 4-quarter hour undergraduate level statistics course.
  • Submission of all application documentation required by the Graduate School at the home campus to which the student is referred.

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

Your Online Nursing, M.S.N., Nursing Informatics Concentration, Program

Core Courses

  • NURS 5000 - Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)
  • NURS 5001 - Health Care Policy (3 credits)
  • NURS 5002 - Advanced Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • NURS 5003 - Advanced Role Development (3 credits)
  • NURS 5990 - Scholarly Synthesis (3 credits)

Nursing Informatics Courses

  • NURS 5402 - Health Care Information Systems (3 credits)
  • NURS 5406 - Healthcare Data Analysis & Evidence-Based Practice (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5410 - Informatics Practicum (4 credits)

Total Required Coursework: 34 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalog
Nursing, M.S.N. Nursing Informatics 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*:

  • $527 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $738 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

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.

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