MSN Programs in Tennessee (TN)

Prospective students who want to advance their nursing careers can consider the graduate nursing programs offered by these 10 universities in Tennessee. Learn about the concentration areas, credit requirements, and length of completion of these programs.

East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University offers a master's program in nursing with concentrations in family nurse practitioner (51 credits), psychiatric-mental health (48 credits), nursing administration (45 credits), and nursing education (39 credits). The program can be completed in four semesters of full-time study, although part-time options are also available; most of the coursework is provided online, but some classes or assessments are conducted on campus.

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University's graduate nursing program provides a concentration in family nurse practitioner; coursework is offered online and options for full-time or part-time study are available. The curriculum consists of 47 semester hours and includes courses in healthcare policy, nursing research, advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, adult and women's health, and pediatrics.

Tennessee Tech University

The online master's program in nursing at Tennessee Tech University features a 46-credit family nurse practitioner track that can be completed in 7-8 semesters, a 36-credit nursing administration track, and a 40-credit nursing education track. Registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree can apply to the 49-credit RN-to-MSN bridge program, which can be completed in 8-9 semesters.

Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University offers a Master of Science in Nursing program with concentrations in family nurse practitioner (49 credits) and holistic nursing (45 credits). Students can expect to take courses in nursing theory, research, health policy, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and advanced assessment; the program can be completed in six semesters on a part-time basis, with options for online learning.

University of Memphis

The master's in nursing program at the University of Memphis offers a 40-credit nursing education track, a 37-credit executive leadership track, and a 46-credit family nurse practitioner track. The curricula for all three concentrations include core courses in healthcare policy, research, and scholarly synthesis; coursework is offered online except for on-campus intensives and conferences for the executive leadership track.

Vanderbilt University

The master's program in nursing at Vanderbilt University features specializations in adult-gerontology acute and primary care, pediatric nurse acute and primary care, family nurse practitioner, emergency nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, healthcare leadership, informatics, nurse-midwifery, psychiatric-mental health, and women's health; dual-focus concentrations in midwifery/family nurse and women's health/gerontology primary care are also available. The program also provides pathways to an MSN degree for students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing and those with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees.

Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University's graduate nursing program features concentrations in family nurse practitioner (45 credits), nurse educator (35 credits), and a dual-track family nurse/nurse educator (54 credits). Students can finish the family nurse and educator specializations in five semesters of full-time study while the dual-track curriculum can be completed full-time in six semesters; the family nurse practitioner track is also offered online.

King University

King University offers a master's degree in nursing with concentrations in family nurse practitioner (45 credits), pediatric nurse practitioner (45 credits), nurse educator (39 credits), and nursing administration (35 credits). The program can be completed in five semesters; coursework for the education and administration tracks are offered online while the family nurse and pediatric curricula are a mix of online classes and in-person sessions.

Tusculum University

The master's program in nursing at Tusculum University offers a concentration in family nurse practitioner as well as an RN-to-MSN track for professional nurses with an associate degree. The family nurse track requires 46 credit hours that can be completed in four semesters full-time and seven semesters part-time, while the RN-to-MSN track requires 63 credits that students can finish in six semesters full-time; the coursework is provided in a hybrid format that combines on-campus classes and online sessions.

Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University offers a Master of Science in Nursing program with specializations in family nurse practitioner (43 credits), nurse anesthesia (81 credits), family psychiatric-mental health (44 credits), and nursing administration (36 credits). The family nurse, psychiatric, and administration concentrations can be completed in four semesters of full-time study while the nurse anesthesia track takes seven semesters full-time to finish.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)*
East Tennessee State University Master of Science in Nursing $8,460 in-state, $23,598 out-of-state
Middle Tennessee State University Master of Science in Nursing $8,496 in-state, $23,508 out-of-state
Tennessee Tech University Master of Science in Nursing $10,040 in-state, $24,560 out-of-state
Tennessee State University Master of Science in Nursing $9,968 in-state, $21,608 out-of-state
University of Memphis Master of Science in Nursing $9,054 in-state, $17,838 out-of-state
Vanderbilt University Master of Science in Nursing $47,208
Carson-Newman University Master of Science in Nursing $8,780
King University Master of Science in Nursing $19,500
Tusculum University Master of Science in Nursing $6,660
Lincoln Memorial University Master of Science in Nursing $17,207

Source: *NCES College Navigator

A master's degree in nursing provides advanced training in healthcare leadership, clinical education, and specialized nursing practice. Students can choose to focus on specific areas of study such as family health, pediatrics, gerontology, and mental health.

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