Whitson-Hester School of Nursing
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Tennessee Tech MSN Program
The master's degree program in nursing at Tennessee Tech University is accredited
by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
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
Demonstrate knowledge and competencies in advanced nursing, teaching (classroom and clinical settings) and administration
Integrate specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines into advanced nursing roles
Use research to validate and refine knowledge relevant to advanced nursing roles
Practice advanced nursing roles in collaborative relationships across disciplines and in partnerships with communities (nursing education, nursing administration, and advanced clinical practice)
Manage the healthcare of clients within legal, ethical and professional standards
Improve the health of clients among diverse population groups
Promote positive changes in health care delivery, health policies and nursing practice
Career and Degree Information
The Family Nurse Practitioner 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 focus of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration is to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide comprehensive psychiatric-mental health care across the life span to individuals, groups and families in diverse settings. Graduates are eligible for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner national certification examination. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Graduates are prepared for employment in varied healthcare settings.
The focus of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is to provide healthcare from adolescence to older adults in hospitals and clinic settings focusing on management of clients across acute care settings in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Graduates are eligible for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner national certification examination. Graduates are prepared for employment in varied healthcare settings.
The focus of the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner concentration is to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide comprehensive health care to meet the unique needs of women in diverse settings. Graduates are eligible for Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner national certification examination. The Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Graduates are prepared for employment in varied healthcare settings.
The focus of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care concentration is patient centered quality care including common and acute illnesses while emphasizing quality of care and health outcomes. The patient population for this concentration is children of all ages. Graduates will be eligible for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care National Certification examination. The Family Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Graduates are prepared for employment in varied healthcare settings.
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 https://www.tntech.edu/consumer-info/nursing.php or the National Council of State Boards of Nursing www.ncsbn.org .