The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) provides comprehensive primary healthcare services to individuals from infancy through adulthood.
FNPs are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute illnesses such as bronchitis or headache and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Additionally, they provide preventive health services, patient education, disease management, illness prevention, and other kinds of care provided within the context of family and community. Family Nurse Practitioners are among those who, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), contribute significantly to providing healthcare to underserved populations residing in both urban and rural settings.
Program of Study
The Master of Science in Nursing includes 46 credit hours of coursework.
Specific courses will be required of students who plan to take a national certification examination, and all students are required to pass a written comprehensive examination or satisfactorily complete culminating experience in the final semester of the program.
Courses are selected and approved in conjunction with the student’s advisor.
You can find more information including curriculum and graduation requirements in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.
MSN Program Admission Requirements
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 Program include:
- An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state
in which the clinical assignments are completed.
- BSN from a nationally-accredited nursing program.
Students with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree who hold an unencumbered RN license can be considered for admission into the MSN program but must complete the following bridge courses prior to registration in graduate courses:
NRSE 3525 Health Promotion and Research;
NRSE 4620 Leadership and Professional Practice;
NRSE 3200 Advancing to Professional Practice;
NRSE 3510 Population, Community, and Public Health Nursing
- An earned Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Successful completion of a 3 semester hour or 4 quarter hour undergraduate level Statistics course.
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
- Three (3) professional letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to request references from individuals who can best assess one’s potential for graduate study (e.g. previous nursing faculty if within five (5) years and two (2) professional including current or most recent supervisor.
- Submission of all application documentation required by the Graduate School.
Additional information can be found on the ETSU College of Nursing MSN website, or by contacting us using the form below.
Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance
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