School of Nursing Academic Programs
The School of Nursing offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing Degree offered online through TN eCampus. The school also offers pre-nursing curriculum advisement for students planning to enter a nursing program elsewhere.
The Nursing Program consists of four academic years. Students enter the program as pre-nursing majors and must complete the first three semesters of a pre-nursing curriculum consisting of General Education courses and nursing prerequisites. Students then apply for admission to the last five semesters which include 71 semester hours of upper-division nursing courses. When a student applies for admission to the last five semesters and is accepted and becomes enrolled, he/she is then classified as a Nursing major. The number of students accepted into the nursing courses is limited, making the application process competitive.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the B.S.N. and become eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
The Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN), is offered through TN eCampus, and is delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of TN eCampus courses and programs. Courses are offered each semester (fall, spring, and summer) through all six TBR universities. The program has been approved by each participating institution, and by the TN eCampus Curriculum and Oversight Committees. In addition, the program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, the Tennessee Board of Regents and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Please note: if you have not been approved via TN eCampus to have MTSU as your home school, you must first complete the TN eCampus application accessible here.
The School of Nursing also offers Post Master's Certificates for students who have completed a MSN degree.
Students planning to enter other schools of nursing must carefully select their courses according to the pre-nursing curriculum prescribed by the school to which they will apply. Nursing advisors will assist students with their course selections.
Please contact an advisor for more infromation.