The Nursing Education concentration provides a firm foundation in teaching/learning principles, curriculum/program development and evaluation, and methods to evaluate learning. The curriculum prepares graduates to assume the educator role with competence and confidence.
The Nursing Education concentration is designed to prepare students to meet established nurse educator competencies in one of five advanced clinical-focused areas: Adult Health Nursing; Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing; Critical Care Nursing; Women's Health and Perinatal Nursing and Pediatric Nursing.
Program of Study
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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