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 Degree Program (RODP). 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
Masters of Science in Nursing
 Master of Science in Professional Science
bullet Post Masters Certification Programs
Pre-Nursing Curriculum for Other Schools
Courses in Nursing


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.

 Required Curriculum for the B.S.N

Information for RN-BSN Students

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Masters of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN), is offered through the Regent's Online Degree Program (RODP), and is delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of RODP 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 RODP 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-RODP 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 RODP to have MTSU as your home school, you must first complete the RODP 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.


Adobe Acrobat

Nursing Administration pdf
Nursing Advance Practice pdf
 Nursing Education pdf
 Nursing Informatics pdf

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Post Masters Certification Programs 

PMC in Nursing Administration

PMC in Nursing Informatics

PMC in Nursing Education

PMC in Advance Practice (FNP) 


Master of Science Program

MSPS Health Care Informatics


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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program holds full approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing, Accrediting Commission, and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Nursing students pay the same fees as do all other undergraduate students at the University. Click here for more information on those fees. 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.)

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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.

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Courses in Nursing

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

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Master of Science in Professional Science

MTSU offers the Master of Science in Professional Science. This degree is open to individuals with a bachelor's degree in the sciences, mathematics, business, or engineering. This degree has three major foci: Biotechnology, Biostatistics, and Health Care Informatics.

Required Curriculum for the Health Care Informatics program
MSPS Candidacy Form
MSPS Intent to Graduate Form

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Joan Howell, Academic Advisor for Online and Graduate Programs
Office: CKNB 222
Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Fax: (615)-898-4803

Helen Gleason, Academic Advisor for Prenursing Undergraduate Students
Office: CKNB 221
Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Phone: (615) 494-8791



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