RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Tennessee

The RN to MSN bridge program format streamlines the pathway to a master's degree in nursing for registered nurses with an associate's degree in nursing or nursing diploma level education. In Tennessee, nurses will find a variety of concentrations including nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse educator, nurse administrator, nursing administration and many others. Depending on the student and chosen specialization, the RN to MSN can be completed in 3 years.

RN to MSN Online Programs Offered in Tennessee

Online RN to MSN programs have become increasingly popular as there are only five schools based in Tennessee offering campus based RN to MSN programs. The online RN to MSN format has made master's nursing programs accessible to more nurses throughout the state of Tennessee. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has also expressed their support of these online RN to MSN programs and the access to higher education they provide nurses. Online RN to MSN programs offered in the state of Tennessee are listed below with their accreditation, concentration options and contact information.

The RN to MSN Programs in Tennessee have a number of goals in common including preparing graduates for advanced leadership nursing roles in various areas of health care, recognize the legal, ethical and professional standards of advanced practice nursing and work in partnership with other health care providers to achieve an effective and efficient health care delivery system.

According to an August, 2007 article on the East Tennessee Foundation website, Tennessee is projected to have the largest nursing shortage in the Southeast. As you know, RN to MSN programs with a nurse educator concentration prepare registered nurses for nursing faculty positions. This area of concentration is one that can have a direct impact on the nursing shortage Tennessee is facing. The streamlined nature of the RN to MSN prepares a much needed younger generation of nurses to enter nursing faculty positions at many of the colleges and universities offering entry-level nursing programs in Tennessee. Loan forgiveness programs for those nurses that take nursing faculty positions in Tennessee have incentivized many registered nurses to explore and pursue this area of advance nursing. Find nurse educator as well as many other concentrations listed below. If a three or more year commitment is too much at this time you may be interested in an RN to BSN program in Tennessee, which can often be completed in as little as 12 months.

Colleges & Universities Based in Tennessee Offering an RN to MSN Program

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

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

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

The nursing program are NLNAC accredited

Programs Offered: RN -MSN entry, MSN (Concentrations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Management, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Health Systems Management, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Nurse-Midwifery/FNP Dual Focus, Nursing Informatics, Palliative Care,Pediatric Nurse, Practitioner - Acute Care, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/ Adult Nurse Practitioner - WHNP/ANP Dual Focus)

  • 461 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240, PH: 615.343.3279

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