MSN Programs in Tennessee
Master’s nursing programs build on the baccalaureate nursing education to prepare nurses for various areas of advanced nursing practice. Students select an area of concentration that matches their strengths and career goals. Concentrations found offered in the state of Tennessee include nurse practitioner, nursing administration, nurse educator, nursing informatics and nursing leadership. Other concentrations may also be found. The majority of nurses have been practicing long enough to know what area of concentration they want to pursue. The online and campus based master’s nursing programs are listed below along with accreditation, concentration and contact information.
In general, master’s nursing programs include coursework and clinical experiences that teach students nursing theory and research skills and how to apply them to their future nursing roles. Students are prepared to be leaders in advanced practice, education, management and in the overall health care system delivering health care and improving the patient care. Students will take courses in their chosen field of specialization to further develop their area of expertise. The master’s of science in nursing is the necessary step for nurse that want to pursue advanced nursing careers or doctorate level education.
- Earn your RN-to-BSN online from Capella University
- Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
MSN Online Programs Offered in Tennessee
Online master’s nursing degree programs are popular options for rural based nurses as well as those nurses with full-time work schedules. The online format allows for flexibility in class schedule and completion times. Online master’s nursing programs listed below have the same accreditation as campus based programs and have the same coursework and clinical requirements. Both online and campus based programs in Tennessee can be completed in 18 to 24 months.
The job outlook is quite good for master’s educated nurses in all specializations in the state of Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Center for Nursing – 2008 Registered Nurse Workforce in Tennessee Informational Brief, only 9.5% of work nurses in Tennessee held a master’s degree in 2008. That means there are career opportunities for graduates of masters’s nursing programs. Areas such as nursing education are critical to solving the nursing shortage and advanced practice fields are critical for efficient and cost-effective health care in the state of Tennessee. Find a program below that can help you reach your personal and professional goals.
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Nursing Schools Based in Tennessee Offering MSN 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)
Belmont University School of Nursing,
1900 Belmont Blvd,
Nashville, TN 37212-3757
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
1646 Russell Avenue,
Jefferson City, TN 37760,
The RN to BSN program is CCNE accredited
Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN (Concentrations: Nursing Administration, Clinical Specialization in Acute Care, Nursing Care in Health Ministry, and Nursing Education)
1350 King College Road,
Bristol TN 37620,
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
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,
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,
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
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
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Nursing ,
Office of Student Affairs,
877 Madison Avenue ,
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
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
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,