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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Nursing Education Concentration, TN eCampus (MSN)

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Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) TN eCampus

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is offered through TN eCampus, a collaborative effort among Colleges and Schools for Nursing in the Tennessee Board of Regents system to educate and fill nursing shortages in the healthcare industry. This program and courses are delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of TN eCampus courses and programs. The program includes three concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Courses are offered each semester (fall, spring, and summer) through all six Tennessee Board of Regents universities. The program requires completion of 34-46 semester credit hours depending on the concentration. For more information, please visit http://www.org/degree-programs-courses/masters/masters-science-nursing.

Program Admission Requirements

All candidates must apply to TN eCampus and deemed eligible before applying to the home school (University of Memphis). Applicants MUST wait for notification of eligibility and designation of the University of Memphis as the home campus assignment before applying to the Graduate Division and Loewenberg College of Nursing at the University of Memphis. The TN eCampus application can be found at the TN eCampus homepage (www.tnecampus.info).

Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the the Graduate Division admission requirements from the designated home school. Additional admission requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing TN eCampus include:

  1. Admission to the University of Memphis Graduate School
  2. Admission to the Loewenberg College of Nursing graduate nursing program.
  3. An undergraduate minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Letter of interest which discusses prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  5. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice, specifying in detail the applicant’s capabilities for graduate study and for future practice as an advanced practice nurse.
  6. Interview with LCON graduate faculty if requested by Admissions Committee.
  7. Submission of current professional resume
  8. Applicants for whom English is not their primary language are required to meet the University’s minimum required TOEFL score: paper based 550; internet based 79; or computer based 213.
  9. Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or in an approved state in which the clinical assignments are completed. Appropriate licensure/authorization must be obtained during the first semester following admission to the program.
  10. Students transferring from another graduate nursing program must submit a letter of good standing and transcript from the dean/director of the previous nursing program.
  11. The standardized admission test is successful completion of the NCLEX licensing examination.
  12. Successful completion of a 3 semester hour or 4 quarter hour undergraduate statistics course.

Progression Standards - MSN-TN eCampus

Students in graduate nursing programs must meet the same requirements of the University of Memphis Graduate Division and the Loewenberg College of Nursing MSN students. See “Progression and Retention” above.

Degree Requirements

Students enrolled in the Nursing Administration specialty must satisfactorily complete 36 credit hours of coursework. Students in the Nursing Informatics specialty must complete 38 credit hours. Students in the Nursing Education specialty must complete 40 credit hours and students in the Advanced Practice specialty must complete 46 credit hours. Specific courses are required of students who plan to take a national certification examination. All students are required to pass a written comprehensive examination or satisfactorily complete culminating experience in the final semester of the program.

Courses are selected and approved in conjunction with the student’s advisor.


Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-TN eCampus) will complete courses as indicated for their selected concentration.

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