Nursing Education Certificate (ROCC)

Program Director:

Jenny Sauls, Director
Room 0243 Bldg CKNB
(615) 898-2437
Jenny.Sauls@mtsu.edu

Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes
615-898-5352
anita.hermes@mtsu.edu

 

The Nursing Education Certificate program provides a formal program of study for master’s-prepared nurses interested in obtaining a credential allowing them to teach in schools of nursing. Content necessary to teach nursing students in specific areas of nursing is provided. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam. This certificate is the optimal way for those already holding a master’s degree and desiring this specialization to gain marketability without having to complete an entire second master’s degree.

Application Procedures

Students are advised to contact the graduate program director in the School of Nursing before beginning the application procedure. Applications are due by October 1 for spring admission, February 1 for summer admission, and April 1 for fall admission.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee;
  2. submit official copies of transcripts;
  3. submit three signed letters of recommendation;
  4. submit an updated vita or resume;
  5. submit a copy of RN license;
  6. submit background check information;
  7. submit proof of immunizations;
  8. submit proof of payment of malpractice insurance.

NOTE: Applicants residing in Middle Tennessee (Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Stewart, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson County) are randomly assigned to one of the three TBR institutions in Middle Tennessee (APSU, MTSU, or TSU). Students who reside in one of these counties must first apply to the ROCC program at www.rodp.org/admissions/admissions-steps. Students approved and assigned to MTSU will then apply to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements from the designated home school.

Additional admission requirements for the Nursing Education Certificate Program include

  1. a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE);
  2. satisfactory completion of the following courses at the master’s level: Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment, and Advanced Health Assessment-Clinical;
  3. eligibility to practice as a registered nurse in Tennessee or the compact state in which clinical assignments are completed;
  4. overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale;
  5. TOEFL score of 600 if native language is not English;
  6. a written document prepared by the applicant that includes a resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing the certificate program;
  7. letters of recommendation from at least three persons (a minimum of one academic) familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice.

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Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
GMAT ACTG - 6ZR-KJ-63
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466