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In addition to the Common Admission Requirements for all C-N graduate programs, applicants to the On Ground Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), On Ground Master of Science in Nursing -Family Nurse Practitioner, or the Online Master of Science In Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for admission to the program:

  • A bachelor's degree from an NLN or CCNE accredited four-year program
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 for undergraduate degree*
  • Three (3) Recommendations
  • Current unencumbered active TN registered nurse license or from compact state
  • Letter of personal goals and aspirations

Applicants accepted to the program must complete the following with instruction and counsel provided by the Department of Nursing.

  • Background Records Check submitted directly to Carson-Newman:  no second-party background checks are accepted
  • Drug screening prior to first day of class in NURS 507


*Applicants not meeting the minimum 3.00 GPA requirement must score a minimum of 290 or its equivalent on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within ten years of application (contact GRE at or 1-866-473-4373)

All C-N graduate admissions requirements must be met before new students are eligible to register for any courses.


Other factors that may be considered in the admission decision are:

  • A demonstrated record of achievement
  • Breadth and depth of work experience
  • Leadership—demonstrated and/or potential
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extracurricular and community involvement
  • Current licensure(s)

Cost to Attend


Please send all application materials to:

Adult and Graduate Studies
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 471-3223 or (800) 678-9061

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