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Post Masters Certificate Admissions


  • A master's degree in nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited program.
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale in the previous master's program
  • Application and $50.00 non refundable application fee
  • One official transcript from previous graduate college or university course work.
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to employment history, academic performance, and character.
  • Current active registered nurse licensure in the state of Tennessee
  • The equivalent of one year full-time professional nursing employment within the three-year period prior to application for admission to the program.
  • Letter of personal goals and aspirations.

All non-practitioner post-master's students are required to complete a minimum of 500 clock hours of supervised clinical practice as part of their program.

Clinical practicums include seminar and have a credit/clinical ratio of 1:4 hours.

Please note: All students admitted into the Graduate Studies of Nursing Program who are actively pursuing coursework, either degree seeking or certificate seeking, will be given priority over new admissions or inactive students for placement into clinical courses. If there is no room in the program to allow the student to complete the program within the time allotted, then the applicant is not accepted. Tuition and fees for the graduate program in nursing will be the same for all students. The student must complete the certificate program within (5) years from time of admission to Carson-Newman University.

Please submit application materials to:

Adult and Graduate Studies
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 471-3223 or (800) 678-9061

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