Tennessee FNP Programs
We found 7 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Tennessee, along with many MSN programs.
Graduates of a Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) are eligible to apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) License. Tennessee requires that all licensed registered nurses complete an undergraduate program approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Undergraduates must then attend a Master's in Nursing Science program.
Online MSN programs in Tennessee
The following schools offer Master of Science in Nursing programs. There are many other programs available in Tennessee, but the following emphasize online learning. The following schools are all approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
Austin Peay State University
This program offers two tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Nurse Educator (NE). Classes are primarily taught online with some opportunities for on-campus learning. Students may choose full or part-time study options.
This program offers one track- Family Nurse Practitioner. It also gives graduates a foundation for doctoral studies. Classes are taught online and in person. Students may choose between the accelerated or traditional programs, finishing in 15 or 27 months.
Carson Newman University
This program offers one track- Family Nurse Practitioner. Students can complete the program in 32 months. Courses are taught 100% online. Graduates are eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner National Certification Exam.
Nursing Licensure in Tennessee
The Tennessee Board of Nursing requires that all Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) applicants first hold a Registered Nurse(RN) license in the state of Tennessee or hold a multi-state compact license. RN applicants must attend an undergraduate program approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing then earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Applicants must also become certified as an APRN by the American Board of Nursing Specialties, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence or any other nationally recognized certification agency approved by the Board.
Applicants may also apply for prescribing privileges. Licenses can be renewed every two years. There are 13,428 active APRNs in Tennessee.