Tennessee State University

24 months
1095 USD/credit
1095 USD/credit
513 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Tennessee State University Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing Program is the only land based and state supported MSN degree program in Middle Tennessee. It is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and received outstanding evaluation reports at the most recent accreditation review. The TSU Division of Nursing is unique in that many students concentration.


The three concentrations offered in the MSN Program are:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner leading to certification as a family nurse practitioner,
  • Nursing Education, leading to certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and
  • Holistic Nursing, initiates eligibility criteria for certification in holistic nursing (additional criteria beyond education required).
  • All three concentrations are offered both as the major degree and as post-graduate certificates. Flexible scheduling of courses includes both day, evening and online class options for students, with students participating in both part-time and full-time study.

    Our MSN Students learn-

  • To conduct comprehensive and systematic assessments as a foundation for clinical decision making
  • To apply and transfer knowledge of illness and disease management to provide safe evidence based care to diverse populations, perform risk assessments, and design plans or programs or care
  • To synthesize epidemiological, social, and environmental data in drawing inferences regarding the health status of various populations and interventions to promote and preserve health and health lifestyles.
  • To operationalize knowledge and skills in education, economics, business principles, and systems in the evaluation of interventions.
  • Programme Structure

    • Nursing Theory
    • Role Development
    • Pathophysiology
    • Advanced Research       
    • Pharmacotherapeutics                 

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines




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    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A completed application for Admission to Graduate School and a non-refundable $35.00 application fee
    • Official transcripts and authorized school records with a course-by-course listing of courses and grades received; such transcripts must have been evaluated by a foreign educational credential agency, at the student’s expense.
    • A complete listing of acceptable agencies can be found on the NACES Website
    • Applicable test scores, such as GMAT, GRE, FE, MAT, etc.
    • Copy of current, valid passport
    • Evidence of financial resources sufficient to provide tuition and fees for the academic year (minimum of $28,500 USD) and an affidavit of support

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1095 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1095 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      1095 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1095 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      513 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 513 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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