Advanced Practice Nurse Programs in Tennessee

The Tennessee Board of Nursing defines an advanced practice nurse (APN) as a registered nurse with a current registered nursing license, a master's degree or higher in a specialized area of nursing and national certification as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, or clinical nurse specialist. There are numerous advanced practice nursing master's programs available in the state of Tennessee and choosing one can be a difficult endeavor. Online and campus based nurse practitioner and related advanced practice nursing programs offered in the state of Tennessee are listed below along with accreditation and contact information.

The University of Southern California (Nursing@USC) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP) program is preparing a new family nurse practitioner (FNP) who will address both the biomedical and social factors affecting patient health. Through a first-of-its-kind integration of nursing and social work education. The program trains FNPs to deliver care across the life span in a variety of primary care settings. Click Here to contact Nursing@USC for more information.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Sciences (Nursing@Georgetown) offers an online Family Nurse Practitioner Master's program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams. Click here to contact Nursing@Georgetown and request additional information.

Research master's nursing programs that meet your strengths and goals. Learn about the faculty and strengths of the programs to see if they match yours. Online formats provide students with flexibility and convenience that campus based programs can't always do. Coursework and clinical requirements are nearly identical, if not identical to those of campus based programs. Clinical sites are arranged in the student's local community or region. Graduates of the online and campus based advanced practice programs listed below are eligible to sit for the respective national certification exams.

The Tennessee Center for Nursing 2008 Registered Nurse Workforce in Tennessee Informational Brief reported that only 9.5% of nurses in Tennessee held a master's degree. Career opportunities for master's educated nurses are projected to flourish. Pursuing a nurse practitioner or related advanced practice program can help create numerous career opportunities in advanced practice nursing. In addition to providing efficient and cost-effective health care to patients in Tennessee, earnings for nurse practitioners in Tennessee are some of the highest of all working nurses in the state of Tennessee. As of April, 2009, Indeed.com reports that the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Tennessee is $81,000. Learn more about the NP and related APN programs in Tennessee. You may also like to learn more about the Master's Nursing programs offered in Tennessee.
(Source: Tennessee Center for Nursing, Indeed.com)

Nurse Practitioner and Related APN Online Programs Offered in Tennessee

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Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

  • Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Colleges & Universities Based in Tennessee Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Belmont University School of Nursing

Belmont University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The BSN and MSN programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Master's Certificate - (Options: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)

  • Click Here to request information from Belmont University School of Nursing.

Belmont University School of Nursing, 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Carson-Newman College

The nursing program are CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN -MSN & MSN (Concentrations: FNP, Nurse Educator), Post-Master's Certificates in FNP and Nurse Educator

  • Carson-Newman College, 1646 Russell Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760, PH: 865-471-3425

Lincoln Memorial University

The nursing programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: ASN, BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

  • Lincoln Memorial University - 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752 PH: 800-325-0900

Master of Science in Nursing Regents Online Degree Program

The nursing programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN (Concentrations: FNP, Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Administration)

Campuses: East Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technical University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, University of Memphis

  • Master of Science in Nursing Regents Online Degree Program, PH: 615-366-3932

Southern Adventist University

The nursing program are NLNAC accredited

Programs Offered: ASN, BSN, Accelerated RN -MSN, MSN (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), MSN/MBA

  • Southern Adventist University - School of Nursing, 5010 University Drive, Collegedale, TN 37315, PH: 423-236-2961

Union University

The Union University nursing programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: LPN - BSN, BSN< Accelerated BSN, MSN/Post-Master's - (Education Track, Administration Track, Nurse Anesthesia Track (Jackson only), Family Nurse Practitioner Track, Adult Nurse Practitioner Track, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track), DNP - (Tracks: Executive Leadership Track, Nurse Anesthesia Track, Nurse Practitioner Track)

  • Union University - School of Nursing - 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305 PH: 731-661-5200

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga nursing programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, DREAMWork Nursing Diversity Program, RN-BSN Gateway, MSN - (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia), DNP

  • UTC School of Nursing - 615 McCallie Ave. Suite 1051, Chattanooga, TN 37403 PH: 423-425-4644

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center nursing programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Leader, MSN, DNP, PhD

  • College of Nursing - 877 Madison Avenue, Suite 620, Memphis, TN 38163, PH: 901-448-6128

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville nursing programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Administration, Adult Health, Family NP, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Nurse Anesthesia, Women & Children), DNP, PhD

  • UTK - College of Nursing, 1200 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996-4180 PH: 865-974-7606

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