The master's degree program in nursing in the Whitson Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
The sunsetted Master of Science in Nursing program offered through TNeCampus is accredited through 2019 Fall by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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Atlanta, GA 30326
Career and Degree Information
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration prepares graduates to provide comprehensive primary health care services to individuals from infancy through adulthood. FNPs are prepared to provide holistic care to individuals and families with acute and chronic illnesses. FNPs provide preventive health services, patient education, disease management, illness prevention, and other kinds of care provided within the context of family and community. Family Nurse Practitioners are among those who, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), contribute significantly to providing health care to underserved populations residing in both urban and rural settings. At the completion the graduate will be qualified to sit for a national certification as an FNP which will enable them to apply for licensure in their state of clinical practice.
The Nursing Education concentration prepares graduates for the role of nurse educator in both an academic and clinical staff development environment. Graduates are well prepared to assume the roles of faculty and clinical instructor in academic settings or nursing/staff development positions in health care facilities. Graduates are encouraged to pursue certification as a Certified Nurse Educator.
The Nursing Administration concentration prepares graduates for management of healthcare systems including fiscal and resource management. Graduates will be prepared for evaluation of systems outcomes for the promotion of patient safety, quality of care based on patient and staff advocacy, legal, ethical, and regulatory compliance.