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Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

MSN Program

Welcome to the Tennessee Tech MSN program!  We have exited the TNeCampus consortium as of Fall 2018 for all new MSN enrollees and now offer our own online Masters of Science in Nursing degrees.

Admissions Instructions
Apply to the Tennessee Tech Graduate Studies program

If you have questions, your contact at Tennessee Tech is Ben Clark, Academic Advisor for the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at (931) 372-3229 or




Family Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Administration

Nursing Education


Tennessee Tech MSN

The master's degree program in nursing at Tennessee Tech University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

TNeCampus MSN

The Master of Science in Nursing program formerly offered through TNeCampus was accredited through 2019 Fall by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: (404) 975-5000

MSN Program Outcome Goals

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and competencies in advanced nursing, teaching (classroom and clinical settings) and administration
  2. Integrate specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines into advanced nursing roles
  3. Use research to validate and refine knowledge relevant to advanced nursing roles
  4. Practice advanced nursing roles in collaborative relationships across disciplines and in partnerships with communities (nursing education, nursing administration, and advanced clinical practice)
  5. Manage the healthcare of clients within legal, ethical and professional standards
  6. Improve the health of clients among diverse population groups
  7. Promote positive changes in health care delivery, health policies and nursing practice

Career and Degree Information

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration prepares graduates to provide comprehensive primary health care services to individuals from infancy through adulthood.  FNPs are prepared to provide holistic care to individuals and families with acute and chronic illnesses.  FNPs provide preventive health services, patient education, disease management, illness prevention, and other kinds of care provided within the context of family and community.  Family Nurse Practitioners are among those who, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), contribute significantly to providing health care to underserved populations residing in both urban and rural settings.  At the completion the graduate will be qualified to sit for a national certification as an FNP which will enable them to apply for licensure in their state of clinical practice.

The Nursing Education concentration prepares graduates for the role of nurse educator in both an academic and clinical staff development environment.  Graduates are well prepared to assume the roles of faculty and clinical instructor in academic settings or nursing/staff development positions in health care facilities.  Graduates are encouraged to pursue certification as a Certified Nurse Educator.

The Nursing Administration concentration prepares graduates for management of healthcare systems including fiscal and resource management.  Graduates will be prepared for evaluation of systems outcomes for the promotion of patient safety, quality of care based on patient and staff advocacy, legal, ethical, and regulatory compliance.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing cannot guarantee licensure eligibility outside the state of Tennessee.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. For more information see Tennessee Tech’s Professional Licensure Disclosure web page or the National Council of State Boards of Nursing .

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