Students desiring to pursue the educational opportunity leading to the MSN degree at Tusculum College School of Nursing will complete all admission requirements. Requirements for admission to the MSN program include:
- Graduation from an accredited associate, baccalaureate or master’s nursing program (depending on the tract for which applying),
- Earned cumulative college-level grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher,
- Have a basic understanding of statistics and basic computer skills,
- Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but is recommended, for associate or baccalaureate applicants with less than a 3.2 GPA,
- Submit a two to three page letter addressed to the Graduate Nursing Admissions Committee describing the applicant’s professional goals,
- Submit three recommendation letters from healthcare professionals who can give a reference as to the applicant’s potential (these should be from professionals in supervisory positions and not colleagues or friends; prefer one from a previous professor, and prefer hard copies mailed to Tusculum College, School of Nursing), and,
- Hold an unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Tennessee is required for enrollment; clinical practicum experiences may necessitate licensure in surrounding states. Compact licenses accepted.
Once admitted, applicants are required to meet all background check, drug screening, immunizations, medical profile and BLS certification requirements as indicated below.
- No more than 30 days before enrollment, students must submit a:
- Immunization record,
- Medical profile,
- Urine drug screen from the designated provider, and
- Criminal background check from the designated provider.
- Proof of health insurance will be required at all times when enrolled in the program.
- Proof of liability insurance, from the designated provider, will be required at all times when enrolled in the program.
- BLS certification will be required prior to admission into the program and during enrollment.
Urine Drug Screen
A urine drug screen is required before the student can enter the program. The drug screen cannot be older than 60 days prior to beginning the program. Tusculum School of Nursing uses IndustriCare at Takoma Regional Hospital. The information is below:
Takoma Regional Hospital
1021 Coolidge Street, Suite 4
Greeneville, TN 37745
Phone: Scheduling 423-636-8891, Reports 423-636-8891
Students must be able to fulfill the all student essential functions and core performance measures.
If you have any questions, please submit them to MSN-FNP@tusculum.edu.