MSN Admissions & Deadlines
Fall semester deadline - February 1
Spring semester deadline - July 1
Summer semester deadline - December 1
As stated in the ETSU
Graduate Catalog, applicants must hold
a bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally
accredited institution. In addition, the following
materials must be submitted to the School of Graduate
Studies before an applicant will be considered for
Payment of required non-refundable
A completed application form.
An official transcript of all
previous undergraduate and graduate course work.
A completed personal essay
(For additional information concerning
graduate admission of international students and other
graduate admission policies, the please review the ETSU
In addition to the admission
requirements from the School of Graduate Studies, the
College of Nursing requires the following:
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing
degree from a program accredited by the National League
for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
A "B" average in the nursing major
(3.00 on a 4.00 scale).
Record Exam (GRE) if GPA is less than a 3.2
cumulative GPA, as reported by their BSN
Licensure in the United States as a
registered nurse and eligibility for licensure in
Three (3) professional references
should be included in the application packet (forms for
this purpose are provided in the application). Applicants
are encouraged to request references from individuals who
can best assess one's potential for graduate study (e.g.
previous nursing faculty, other master's prepared
Documentation of the above requirements
must be included with the application materials and
submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
Factors influencing the admission
decision include the following:
Grade point average (GPA).
Level of GRE performance, if
Professional work experience.
Demonstration of professional
commitment through continuing education.
Professional honors and
Demonstrated interest in primary care
in rural setting.
References which document potential
for the academic program.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to
address their accomplishments in these areas in their essay
Application forms and general
information concerning the graduate program are obtained
from the School of Graduate Studies by writing:
East Tennessee State University
School of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614-0720
Core Performance Standards
Contact an advisor in the
Office of Student Services.