MTSU welcomes your interest in graduate education and your application for graduate
If you live outside of Middle Tennessee you may apply to the M.S.N. program by clicking
this active link.
If you reside in Middle Tennessee, please follow the instructions below.
Students applying from the following Middle Tennessee counties:
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
For information about the RODP Application process, please click here.
Please note: if you have not been approved via RODP to have MTSU as your home school,
you must first complete the initial application accessible here.
The purposes of the MSN-RODP are:
To increase access to graduate nursing education, especially for those nurses aspiring
to teach in entry level nursing programs, manage professional practice work settings,
and practice as advanced clinicians in a changing health care delivery system.
To maximize the effective use of technology for delivery of graduate-level instruction.
Distance delivery through the use of technology will increase access to graduate education,
especially in remote areas of the state and for practicing nurses for whom time flexibility
is a critical resource.
To provide student access to web-based courses and degree programs. Web-based courses
will reach populations not currently enrolled in graduate education, and will also
permit students who are currently enrolled in on-campus courses to take additional
courses, thus completing their programs sooner.
To encourage and support collaboration among TBR institutions. Course development
and delivery will be cost-effective because courses will be developed by one institution
and used by all.
Graduate outcomes of the program will:
Demonstrate knowledge and competencies in advanced nursing practice, teaching (in
the classroom and in clinical settings), and administration;
Integrate specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines
into advanced nursing roles;
Use research to validate and refine knowledge relevant to advanced nursing roles;
Practice advanced nursing roles in collaborative relationships across disciplines
and in partnership with communities (ie: nursing education, nursing administration,
and advanced clinical practice);
Manage the health care of clients within legal, ethical, and professional standards;
Improve the health of clients among diverse population groups; and
Promote positive changes in health care delivery, health policies, and nursing practice.
This program will directly impact the nursing shortage which critically affects Tennessee
and the nation. Increasing the number of nurse educators will allow nursing programs
to increase their enrollment and graduate more nurses. It will also assist in retaining
nurses in Tennessee as masters prepared nurse administrators and clinicians provide
the much needed leadership for an ever changing and complex health care delivery system.
Note: M.S.N. students must be Licensed Registered Nurses (RN) in the State of Tennessee
or through a compact state. Please review the link below to make sure your license is part of our compact state
approved program through Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (NLCA) and the National
Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).