Master of Science in Nursing
Regents Online Degree Program
Application for Admission
Check List for
admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Regents Online Degree Program
and admitted to their Home University Graduate School
MSN-RODP applications will be reviewed by the MSN Executive Committee for admission recommendation and home school assignment.
Students who desire admission to the MSN-RODP must:
a. Have earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE).
b. Be eligible to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed. Appropriate licensure/authorization must be obtained during the first semester following admission to the program.
c. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (G.P.A) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
d. Have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 if native language is not English
Prepare and submit via e-mail the required attachments,
Important information for middle Tennessee applicants:
As applications are received for the MSN-RODP they will be evaluated by the MSN-RODP Executive Committee for admission recommendation and home school assignment. Students applying from the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Stewart, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson, will be randomly assigned by the MSN Executive Committee to one of the three Middle Tennessee home schools: APSU, MTSU, or TSU.
Assignment to a home school for students residing in Middle Tennessee shall occur in the following fashion: (A) the MSN Executive Committee shall review the MSN-RODP applications on the previously agreed to schedule to determine which applicants meet or exceed the minimum standards; (B) for those who meet the MSN-RODP standards, the MSN Executive Committee shall group the applicants on the basis of academic ability. The MSN Executive Committee will determine how to group similarly prepared students. (C) Once grouped on the basis of academic ability, the MSN Executive Committee will then designate on an equal basis the students’ home schools among APSU, MTSU, and TSU. (D) The only criterion for assigning students to a home school shall be the equitable distribution of students based on undergraduate academic achievement. (E) If any one of the three schools is unable to accommodate new students during an admission cycle, then the students will be assigned on an equal basis to the remaining schools.
Middle Tennessee MSN-RODP students will not have a choice as to the designation of a home school.
Once assigned to a home school by the MSN Executive Committee, the student must then meet the regular graduate admissions requirements of the designated home school.
A student who lives in Middle Tennessee and is assigned to a home school but chooses not to attend that home school shall not otherwise be eligible to attend a different home school at a later date.
Students are encouraged to await notification of home school assignment before applying to the Graduate Division of a participating University. *Some concentrations are only available at certain universities. *Home schools will be assigned for middle Tennessee applicants as described above. *Clinical placement may be determined on a space available basis.
Final admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of eligible applicants who meet the admission requirements from the designated home school as well as the admission standards for MSN-RODP.
Applicants will be notified of their eligibility for admission to the MSN-RODP. The home school (Graduate Division, School of Nursing, and RODP contact) will also be notified. Official admission notification will be forwarded by the graduate division of the home school.
reflects requirements in effect at the time of publication, but is no
guarantee that they will not be changed or revoked. The most current
requirements are reflected on the MSN-RODP website: