Nursing Information for Prospective Students

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Nursing Program Information

You can learn more about MTSU’s School of Nursing through the following opportunities:

Nursing Information Sessions 

Join us at one or more of our upcoming nursing information sessions; the sessions are for prospective students or for MTSU students who are interested in applying to the nursing program.  You'll learn more about the program and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  We hope to see you there!

Where: Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building (CKNB) N116   [Campus Map]

When: 3:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, and other dates and times as noted below:

  • December 15
  • January 5
  • Thursday, January 11 @ 9:00 am
  • January 19
  • Tuesday, January 23 @ Noon
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 16
  • April 6
  • April 20
  • May 4

RSVP: Please let us know to expect you!

Visit our Nursing Info webpage for more info about the nursing program!

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Helpful Nursing and Advising Websites

Please visit the following websites for information and updates regarding the nursing program:

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Parallel Plan Info

Pre-nursing is a pre-requisite program only and doesn’t lead to a degree, so you’ll have a primary major while also working on completing pre-nursing requirements; your advisor in your Parallel Plan major will also advise you in regard to pre-nursing requirements.  You will need to select a College of Behavioral & Health Sciences major from the list below: (Click on a major for more info.)

Health Focus:

Other Focus:

How to change to the Parallel Plan major

New to MTSU: When you apply for admission to MTSU, you'll select pre-nursing as your major.  However, we'll ask you to choose a Parallel Plan major when you attend your Customs new student orientation session in the weeks before your first semester at MTSU.  (Watch your MTSU email account for an email from us shortly before Customs!)  After your Customs session, we'll update your record to show the Parallel Plan major as your first major, with pre-nursing as the second major.

Current MTSU student in another major: After attending a nursing info session and reviewing the above info, please schedule an appointment with an advisor in your chosen Parallel Plan major.  During or after your advising appointment, you'll change your major via MTSU's online form.  Choose the Parallel Plan major as your first major, with pre-nursing as the second major. 

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FAQs

I'm interested in the nursing program.  Where should I start?

You'll start by attending one of our nursing information sessions.  All students who are new to the nursing program must attend an information session before you can request a meeting with an advisor; this includes prospective students, current MTSU students in other majors, and previous pre-nursing majors who have been out of school for one or more semesters.  If you have additional questions after attending an info session and reviewing the info on this webpage carefully, please contact us and let us know how we can help!

New to MTSU?  Be sure to visit our New Freshmen and New Transfers webpages for helpful info on how to get started as a new Blue Raider!

I'm currently majoring in an area other than those listed above.  Can I stay in my current MTSU major?

We strongly recommend that you select a Parallel Plan major from the above list.  If you choose to stay in your current major, your non-CBHS advisor won’t know the nursing requirements and other important details.  Additionally, the above majors were selected in part because they work well with the nursing pre-requisites.  If you stay in your current major, you may need to take courses for nursing which don't count toward that major, are difficult to work into your program of study, and create various academic, financial aid, or other issues.

Where can I find more info about MTSU?

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Contact Us

Still have questions after attending a nursing information session and reviewing the info and websites listed above?  Please email us and provide the following info:

  • The date of the nursing info session you attended
  • Your name and contact info
  • Your MTSU ID number, if you have applied for admission to MTSU 
  • When you plan to enroll at MTSU
  • When you plan to apply to the School of Nursing
  • Your questions

For best results, contact us via your MTSU email address if you have applied for admission to MTSU.  Otherwise, we can only provide general information due to federal FERPA privacy laws.

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