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Graduate Nursing Students

Graduate Nursing Student Application Process

Application to the Master of Science in Nursing program is a two-step process. Please note special application considerations for Middle Tennessee and non-Tennessee residents.

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Admission Steps

Step 1: Submit the Online Application
Complete the online application to the MSN degree program. Once the application is submitted, you will be notified by email that your application was received. Your information will then be forwarded to your chosen or assigned home school for review and further eligibility consideration. Applicants MUST wait for notification of eligibility and home campus assignment before applying to the Graduate Division of a participating university. Once you have been notified of your home campus assignment, you will not be permitted to request a home campus change.
 
Step 2: Apply to Home School Campus
Once notified of eligibility, you may apply for admission to the graduate division of your home campus. Your application to the Master of Science in Nursing program is not final until you complete the admission process for your home school. All admission decisions are made by the home campus. If you are denied admission to your assigned home campus, you may be permitted to apply to one other consortium institution. Please contact the MSN office for details. 
 

Non-Tennessee Residents
Certain admission restrictions may apply to non-Tennessee residents. Please contact the School of Nursing at your preferred home campus prior to submitting your application to determine any restrictions that may apply for residents of your state.

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Admission Requirements

An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which the clinical assignments are completed.*

  • An earned Bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale*.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate level Statistics course.
  • Graduate school TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score as required by your TBR university. Consult the graduate admission requirements at each campus for further details.
TOEFL Score Requirements
University Paper-based
Score
Internet-based
Score
Computer-based
Score
APSU > 500 or 61 or 173
ETSU > 550 or 79 or 231
MTSU > 525 or 71 or 195
TSU > 500 or 61 or 173
TTU > 500 n/a n/a
UofM > 550 or n/a 210

*Applications will not be accepted prior to completion of the BSN and attainment of RN licensure.

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Home Campus Admissions Process

Once a home campus selection has been made, applicants must be accepted for admission to the graduate division and college/school of Nursing at the designated home campus. Final admission to the program is based on competitive selection from the pool of eligible applicants who meet the admission requirements from the designated home campus, as well as the admission standards for TN eCampus. Notification of final admission status will come from the graduate division of the designated home campus. Following admission to the university, students may enroll in Master’s-level courses. Some schools will allow students to be admitted provisionally or conditionally. If you do not meet the requirements for regular admission, ask your home campus about seeking provisional or conditional admission status.

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