Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

MSN Mission Statement

The mission of the TNeCampus Master of Science in Nursing program is to use technology to improve access to high-quality, affordable, student-centered graduate nursing education opportunities through cooperation with and among the six Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) universities. The program offers concentrations in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, the program offers post-master’s certificates in the aforementioned concentrations. The purposes of the TNeCampus Master of Science in Nursing program are to:

* Increase access to graduate nursing education, especially for nurses aspiring to teach in entry-level nursing programs, manage professional practice work settings, and practice as advanced clinicians in a changing healthcare delivery system.

* Maximize the effective use of technology for delivery of graduate-level instruction. Distance delivery through the use of technology will increase access to graduate education, especially in remote areas of the state and for practicing nurses for whom time flexibility is a critical resource.

* Provide student access to web-based courses and degree programs. Web-based courses will reach populations not currently enrolled in graduate education, and will also permit students who are currently enrolled in on-campus courses to take additional courses, thus completing the program sooner.

* Encourage and support collaboration among TBR institutions. Course development and delivery will be cost-effective because courses will be developed by one institution and used by all.