The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) through the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP) is a collaborative effort among Colleges of Nursing in the Tennessee Board of Regents system to educate nurses and fill nursing shortages in the health care industry. Links below will take you to the RODP website for specific program information. Click here for the RODP main information page.
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Requirements for the RN with a BSN degree: completion of the BSN.
Requirements for the RN with a BA/BS non-nursing degree: completion of the following 12 units RN/MSN nursing bridge sequence: NURS 4210 Healthcare Research; NURS 4211 Nursing Leadership and Management; NURS 4212 Trends and Issues in Nursing and Healthcare; NURS 4213 Community Health Nursing. RN to MSN graduates will not be awarded the BSN degree.
All candidates must apply to the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP) and ETSU as the home school. The RODP application can be found at www.rodp.org.The ETSU application for admission may be submitted online at www.etsu.edu/gradstud A printable application can also be obtained at this site. To request a paper application, contact the School of Graduate Studies at (423) 439-4221.
The application and all materials should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies. Once the application file is complete, it will be forwarded to the College of Nursing and reviewed by the admissions committee. Applicants will be notified by mail of the admission decision.
Notice: Because of state regulatory requirements for nursing programs, students residing outside the state of Tennessee may be required to complete clinical hours in a Tennessee institution or agency. Students wishing to complete clinical courses in their home state may incur additional expenses and/or program time, to cover faculty licensure, travel, and program approval in their state. Regulations governing nursing and higher education vary on a state-by-state basis and cannot always be anticipated in advance of student application to the program.
Questions? email Amy Bower ( firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Student Services.
The Post Master's graduate certificate is a degree level that is intermediate between the Master's degree and the doctorate. It is an option designed to provide individuals who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree or Master of Science in a field of nursing with the core courses and clinical experiences necessary for national exam eligibility. In your continuing education pursuit, the Post Master's certificate provides a systematic and unified way to achieve your goals.
Regents Online offers four Post Master's degree certificates: