Academics

Nursing- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Caylor School of Nursing’s MSN degree program commenced in 2006 and is taught in the state-of-the-art Math and Science building. The CSON offers concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse Anesthesia (NA), and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP). Students who successfully complete the graduate nursing program will receive the Master of Science in Nursing degree. Family Nurse Practitioner students will meet the eligibility criteria for both the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners FNP certification examinations. Nurse Anesthesia students will meet the eligibility criteria for the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists National Certification exam. FPMHNP students will meet the eligibility criteria for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) FPMHNP certification examination.

The FNP, NA, and FPMHNP concentrations have been fully accredited and approved by their respective accrediting bodies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Tennessee Board of Nursing, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). For concentration accreditation, please click on the concentration above.

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Why MSN at LMU?

Graduate education will challenge you and allow you to discover new ways to view yourself, to view the art and science of nursing, and to view the world at large. The MSN degree brings new career opportunities. In addition to allowing you to enjoy increased job opportunities and potentially an increased salary, graduate education will improve your self-confidence and renew your commitment to nursing. Many nurses find that the additional challenge and autonomy enjoyed by nurse practitioners result in higher job satisfaction.

The LMU nursing faculty is committed to challenging you to meet high academic standards while ensuring that you have the tools you need to be successful. Small classes and experienced faculty will enhance your graduate experience. The ability to share learning resources with the new medical school will further augment your learning environment. Faculty will work closely with students to help them master the core knowledge base needed for advanced practice. Faculty will also work with clinical preceptors to create clinical learning environments that will allow you to assume increasing responsibility for patient care as you progress through the program.

The FNP, NA, and FPMHNP concentrations have been fully accredited and approved by their respective accrediting bodies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Tennessee Board of Nursing, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). For concentration accreditation, please click on the concentration above.

Additional Information

Before the first day of class, accepted students must have a physical exam and submit their Health Profile form. Students must have and maintain for the duration of the program: current infant, children and adult CPR certification, health insurance, current immunizations, annual TB status, proof of Hepatitis B vaccination, rubella and rubeola immunization or documentation of immunity and a negative drug screen, and a background check. See MSN Handbook and Catalog for details.

If a student is assigned for clinical experiences/practicum at a clinical affiliate, other affiliate agency, organization, or school requiring a criminal background check, the student will be required to provide the requested information. Students are allowed in the facility at the clinical affiliate, other affiliate agency, organization or school's discretion. If the agency denies the student's acceptance into the facility, the student will not be able to complete the clinical/practicum/field experience and may be withdrawn from the program.

In certain situations, investigative background reports are ongoing and may be conducted at any time. Access to the program may be denied at any time by the agency or Lincoln Memorial University.

Those applying to the Nurse Anesthesia concentration, if selected, will attend an admissions committee interview. Invitations for admission interviews will be sent no later than two weeks prior to the interview process.

MSN Program Tools

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Program Start Dates

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - Harrogate (Main campus)- Fall Admissions
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - Kingsport,TN - Fall Admissions
MSN-Nurse Anesthetist (NA) - Harrogate (Main campus) - Fall Admissions
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - Cedar Bluff (Knoxville, TN) - Spring Admissions
MSN-Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) - Spring Admissions

Application Deadlines for MSN

We are accepting application for the FNP for Fall 2014 for Harrogate and Kingsport campus.

For more information regarding the MSN program, please call: 423.869.6210 or 1.800.325.0900, ext 6210

Sherry Pearman
sherry.pearman@LMUnet.edu
423.869.6283 or 1.800.325.0900, ext 6283