Lincoln Memorial University

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Post-Master’s Certificate

Program Length

28 months, full time

Credit Hours

81 semester hours

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Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

An unencumbered Tennessee RN license by the time of enrollment. You may need licensure in neighboring states including Kentucky and Virginia for clinical.

A minimum of one year experience as a Registered Nurse in adult critical care is preferred. Neonatal and pediatric experience will be considered on an individual basis. Non acceptable experience includes: Step Down Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Operating Room, or Emergency Room.

A cumulative GPA of B or better.

Competitive GRE scores on Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing are required.

Required certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

Course Prerequisites: Intro to Statistics, Nursing Research, Health Assessment, Basic Computer class, Two chemistry courses, at least one of which has a laboratory component.


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