Master of Science in Nursing - MSN
The Nursing Administration concentration provides a flexible learning environment and a highly individualized experience through which students gain a strong foundation in complex systems, organizational theory, financial management and leadership practice.
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).
Priority deadlines for admission are:
- October 15 - Spring admission
- February 15 - Summer admission
- June 15 - Fall admission
The Nursing Administration concentration is designed for individuals who are interested in managing healthcare personnel and business operations typically found in a hospital or large service provider setting. Applicants must be Registered Nurses who have an unencumbered license to practice and have an earned Bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Dual concentrations are not permitted in the Master's degree program. Students with an earned Master's degree in Nursing who are interested in seeking certification in additional concentration areas are advised to pursue a Nursing Post Master's Certificate. Certificates are available in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education.