Nursing Information Session:
We invite prospective students to join us for an Information Session, where faculty members and admission representatives will welcome you and be ready to answer your questions. For more information, please Register for an Information Session »
Graduates with an MSN degree from Southern are highly respected and sought after in the workplace. Our graduate nursing students have a significant job-placement record in their chosen fields and an excellent certification-exam pass rate. And with the employment for MSN nurses projected to grow 30 percent over the next 10 years—much faster than other occupations—you'll be positioned for success.
The MSN program at Southern Adventist University located at Collegedale, Tennessee is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404)975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the MSN program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.
Classes meet on Tuesdays to accommodate students who are combining work, home, and school. Full-time and part-time enrollment options can be customized to fit your life.
Any student wishing to complete clinical experiences outside the State of TN must verify that State is a member of NC-SARA and seek permission from that State Board of Nursing. Clinical placements in some States may not be able to be accommodated due to specific State Board of Nursing regulations.
Online option for the Nurse Educator emphasis
The MSN is also offered completely online for the Nurse Educator emphasis.
Want to learn more about the differences between the DNP and MSN and the career paths you can follow with each? Check out our blog, MSN vs. DNP: Exploring the Paths to Becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
To get an inside look at Southern’s nursing programs, download The Complete Guide to Advanced Nursing Degrees at Southern Adventist University.
All application steps are to be fully completed by the dates listed.
|Fall||April 1||March 1|
|Winter||October 1||August 1|
Before enrolling, we will need acceptable documentation of these items. Upload them through your Application Status Page.
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered international students and must meet additional requirements for admission.
View international-student admission requirements »
International students who will be coming to Southern's campus need some additional information about travel documents and living on campus.
For more information about becoming a graduate assistant, please contact the graduate enrollment counselor.
Check out our blog posts for some awesome content on the world of nursing, which career paths you can take with different degrees that Southern offers, and what our Alumni found most valuable about their experiences.
Don't just take our word for it—hear directly from our nursing students and alumni about their experiences with Southern and how it helped their nursing careers.
Select an emphasis:
The Acute Care—Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner emphasis prepares graduates for nurse-practitioner certification and for obtaining advanced-practice licensure. The ACNP-A/G works in inpatient and outpatient adult settings, caring for patients with complex health problems. Common roles include hospitalist, intensivist, and acute-care specialty practice.
The Nurse Educator emphasis prepares graduates for nursing-education roles. Common employment settings include
college/university nursing programs, hospital education departments, or other community
This emphasis is also offered exclusively online.
The Primary Care—Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner emphasis prepares graduates for nurse-practitioner certification and for obtaining advanced-practice licensure. The AGNP cares for adult and elderly patients in primary care and long-term care settings.
The Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis prepares graduates for nurse-practitioner certification and for obtaining advanced-practice licensure. The FNP provides primary care services for individuals, families, and communities. Common practice settings include family practice, urgent/emergency care, and outpatient specialty offices.
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner emphasis prepares graduates for nurse-practitioner certification and for obtaining advanced-practice licensure. The PMHNP provides mental health care, counseling, and psychotherapy services to individuals, groups, and families. Practice settings include inpatient and outpatient/office/clinic centers.
I am here to help if you have any questions about applying to the programs or enrolling. I'm the one who keeps track of all the forms and certifications you are required to have, so if you get stuck let me know. You are welcome to email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation. I look forward to working with you and meeting you!