Important! You must read (this document describes the admission requirements for the School of Nursing in detail):
Important Admission Criteria for RNs (please refer to above document for complete list of admission criteria):
-Minimum 2.80 (2.8) Cumulative GPA.
-Proof of RN license through an Associate Degree or Certificate Program.
-No "D" or "F" grade in previous upper-division nursing courses.
-Completion of all required general education courses with a "C" grade or better (please consult the academic advisor).
Apply for admission to Middle Tennessee State University as a transfer student.
How do I apply? Click this link: Transfer Students Admission and Application.
Apply to the School of Nursing
You will need to submit the following items:
Mail items to:
Middle Tennessee State University
School of Nursing, Box 81
Attn: RN-BSN Program
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Or, fax items to (615) 898-5441 - Attn: RN-BSN Program
Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to review transcripts and develop a play of study. Click the blue button below and sign up! Be sure to finalize the appointment.
Deadlines to apply to the Upper-division RN to BSN program are:
Set up your PipelineMT account and look over schedule to find course identification information for those you wish to enroll in. All nursing courses are restricted by department and require permits before you may register for them. You will need to email permit requests to Yvonne Torres (Yvonne.Torres@mtsu.edu) with your name, and your University ID (this is referred to as you "M#" and needs to be on ALL correspondences - including written forms or phone conversations) as well as the course names and numbers of each class you wish to register for (i.e. NURS 3010-D01). You will not receive permits until you have successfully submitted all admission paperwork and have been notified of your acceptance into the program.
Once you have been accepted and have requested your permits, you will receive an email to your Pipeline email account notifying you that your permits have been issued. It is important that you begin to check your Pipeline account on a regular basis.
Register for courses. Check the MTSU Business office site to determine
fee payment deadlines and pay fees.
Log into the Desire to Learn (or D2L system) to view course syllabus and upcoming assignments for online courses when available (should be available no later than the first day of class).
All RN-BSN students receive 43 hours of Advanced Standing Credit during their last semester to satisfy nursing requirements. Students are eligible to receive federal funding for up to 150 percent of a program's published length (i.e. for a 120 hour program, the maximum attempted hours is 180). RN-BSN students who are transferring credit from another university and plan to receive financial aid should contact their assigned counselor in the MTSU Office of Financial Aid (615-898-2830). In addition, students should review the Financial Aid section of the Undergraduate Course Catalog (Time Limits pg. 43).
Q: If I have earned my RN license through an associates program, am I required to complete the same general courses as that of a student who enters the traditional program without a prior nursing background?
A: Yes, to earn your bachelors degree from Middle Tennessee State University, you must complete all general education and auxiliary courses designated by the University and the School of Nursing.
Q: Will I be required to come to campus at any point during my enrollment in the RN-BSN program?
A: It is beneficial to make an initial appointment with your academic advisor to review transcripts in person, design a plan of study, and receive copies of paperwork that will need to be submitted prior to graduation. You should not have to come to campus to complete requirements for the online nursing courses.
Q: What paperwork will need to be submitted while I am in the program?
A: An Upper Division and Intent to Graduate form must be submitted to the CBHS Graduation Coordinator at least two to three semesters prior to when you plan to graduate. A copy of your Upper Division form will be kept in your student folder and must be submitted along with your Intent to Graduate form. It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with his/her academic advisor to get a signed copy of his/her Upper Division form.
Students holding the RN license must meet all general studies requirements. Transcripts
will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine what each student needs for
graduation from the program. A nursing advisor will assist in determining a program
of study for each student. The RN to BSN program may be completed in three (3) full-time
semesters if all general studies courses are completed prior to admission. The School
of Nursing assumes neither responsibility over the way general studies courses are
offered nor their scheduling.
All nursing coursework, excluding clinical courses, may be taken online. Clinical experiences are arranged on an individual basis. Every effort is made to arrange a clinical experience in the students home area. The MTSU School of Nursing makes every effort to offer courses online during semesters of highest demand. Traditional classroom courses may be taken but no scheduling guarantees can be made.
Required Upper Division Nursing Courses include the following:
NURS 3010, Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
NURS 3030, Health Assessment (2 credit hours)
NURS 3040, Health Assessment Laboratory (1 credit hour)
NURS 3111, Professional Role Development (3 credit hours)
NURS 3170, Clinical Pharmacological in Nursing (3 credit hours)
NURS 3370, Health and Gerontology (3 credit hours)
NURS 3570, Health Care Research (3 credit hours)
NURS 4530, Caring for the Community as Client (3 credit hours)
NURS 4560, Community and Mental Health Clinical (3 credit hours)
NURS 4570, Professional Practice and Leadership (4 credit hours)
NURS 4590, Capstone Clinical (3 credit hours)
Guided Elective (3 credit hours)
The MTSU School of Nursing reserves the right to make changes to the sample curriculum
plans without notice or obligation. Please see a nursing advisor prior to registering
RNs interested in further information should contact Yvonne Torres at (615)898-5950.