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.

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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Find Tennessee Based MSN Programs Approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing

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

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

King College

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)

King College,
1350 King College Road,
Bristol TN 37620,
PH: 800-362-0014

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

College of Nursing ,
Office of Student Affairs,
Suite 637,
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
PH: 865-974-7606

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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