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Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

Master's Degrees

TTU School of Nursing, in collaboration with the other five Tennessee Board of Regents universities, offers an MSN-RODP program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). By choosing Tennessee Tech as your “home school,” you’re able to earn an MSN with your choice of the following concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics, or Family Nurse Practitioner.

All coursework is done online, and you have a choice of preceptors to complete the clinical experiences. For most Registered Nurses, this program gives you an achievable way to further your education while continuing your job responsibilities.

The checklist below will guide you through the process of applying for the program and navigating through the administrative procedures of the program.

Regents Online Degree Program Guide

This document is intended only as a checklist to guide you in successfully completing the MSN-RODP program. All policies for the program can be found on the RODP web site.


  • To view details of the MSN-RODP program, visit and click on the concentration you're interested in. This page will show you a list of classes you’ll take for your particular concentration. For a detailed syllabus of each class, click on the class number link.
  • Keep track of all important dates by visiting the calendar on TTU's home webpage.
  • Whenever possible, be advised and get registered during early course selection times. Since you probably live outside the Cookeville area, we won’t require you to visit campus for advisement and registration. Send an e-mail to Ben Clark

    with the classes you want to take the next semester, and he will e-mail your Alternate PIN to you. If you’re doing early course selection during the spring semester, make sure you specify which classes you want to take summer semester and which classes you want to take fall can register for both of these semesters at the same time.

  • Pay your fees by the appropriate date on the calendar. You may do this by check or credit card through your Eagle Online account.
  • Check your TTU e-mail account frequently. This will be the method of communication used to send you information. To find out your TTU e-mail address, look in your Eagle Online account under Personal Information. For directions on setting up your password, getting into iLearn to do your online classes, or to find any other information concerning "computing at TTU", visit ITS.
  • Before you complete 15 semester hours, visit the Graduate Studies web site and print out an Application for Candidacy and Proposed Program of Study for your particular concentration. Fill out the required areas and forward to your academic advisor.
  • Each concentration has a coordinator that can assist you with your clinical placements. One or two semesters before you anticipate beginning clinicals, get in touch with your concentration's coordinator. Review the Clinical Procedures and check your concentration page on the RODP Nursing website for details regarding contacting your coordinator.