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Master of Science in Nursing - MSN (teach-out in progress) | Tennessee State University

Master of Science in Nursing - MSN (teach-out in progress)

Major: Nursing
Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner
Tennessee State University
Credit Hours Required: 46

Program Description

The TN eCampus MSN Program Partnership has completed its original mission, and each of the original six university partners now offer their own independent MSN Program outside of the partnership. Therefore, TN eCampus is no longer accepting new applications to the MSN Program Partnership. The MSN Program Partnership remains fully committed to allowing the students who are currently enrolled in the program to have an opportunity to successfully complete the program and to ensure they are graduating from a fully accredited program.​


The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration provides comprehensive primary health care services to individuals from infancy through adulthood. FNPs are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute illnesses such as bronchitis or headache and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Additionally, they provide preventive health services, patient education, disease management, illness prevention, and other kinds of care provided within the context of family and community. Family Nurse Practitioners are among those who, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), contribute significantly to providing health care to underserved populations residing in both urban and rural settings.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered through a partnership with Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, and The University of Memphis.

The program is designed to offer didactic/theory courses online through the universities and to coordinate clinical study in each student's home area when possible. The partnership model allows the universities to share their most valuable resources to enrich program offerings. Classes are taught by faculty from all of the universities. Faculty members are recognized experts in their content area, regardless of institution of employment.

The Master of Science in Nursing program is fully accredited through fall 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).