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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 the Regents Online Campus Collaborative (ROCC). The school also offers pre-nursing curriculum advisement for students planning to enter a nursing program elsewhere.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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.

Pre-nursing students enrolled in the University and pursuing the first three semesters of the curriculum should maintain a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average and are required to earn no less than a C (2.00) in any prerequisite course. Nursing clinicals may be offered in evening, night, or weekend shifts.

Masters of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN), is offered through the Regents Online Campus Collaborative (ROCC), and is delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of ROCC 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 ROCC 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. The MSN-ROCC will be accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission in academic year 2005-2006, prior to the graduation of the first class.

Please note: if you have not been approved via ROCC to have MTSU as your home school, you must first complete the ROCC application accessible here.

Deadline to be fully admitted to Graduate Studies and to have your required documents received by the School of Nursing:
October 1—for Spring Semester Admission
February 1—for Summer Semester Admission
April 1—for Fall Semester Admission

MSN Degree Forms - Print, complete and mail the Adobe Acrobat version. The online version can be completed online and printed for mailing.

Form Adobe Acrobat
Nursing Administration pdf
Nursing Advance Practice pdf
Nursing Education pdf
Nursing Informatics pdf


Post Masters Certification Programs


Nursing students pay the same fees as do all other undergraduate students at the University. Additional expenses incurred by nursing students include:

  • The cost of white uniforms, name pin, shoes, hosiery, watch with second hand, and stethoscope (varies with individual choice)
  • Nursing bag (approximately $65)
  • Liability insurance ($15)
  • Assessment tools and standardized exams (approximately $55 per semester.)

Pre-Nursing Curriculum from Other Schools

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.

Courses in Nursing

MTSU School of Nursing teaches approximately 50 nursing courses. Click here to view a list and description of these courses.

Please contact an advisor for more infromation.

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