School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and the Post-Master’s Certificate Programs in Nursing Education is to prepare registered nurses in the specialty role of nurse educator for faculty positions in schools of nursing and as clinical educators in health care facilities, in community settings and in other health care organizations. The programs are founded on beliefs in a moral community of learners committed to protecting and defending the dignity of every person in a contemporary era of encounter, dialogue, collaborative partnerships, transformation, technology advancement and global interactivity required to promote caring, integrity, diversity and excellence in nursing practice through nursing education.

Approval and Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing and the Post-Master’s Certificate programs in nursing education are fully approved by:

Tennessee Board of Nursing
Division of Health Related Boards
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
(800) 778-4123

The Master of Science in Nursing Program and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Program at Aquinas College, established in 2012, have been deemed eligible to participate in the candidacy process leading to accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Human Dignity and Ethics in Health Care

As a Catholic and Dominican college, the Aquinas College School of Nursing takes a leadership position in promoting human dignity and ethics in health care. In early 2013, the School of Nursing founded the Center for the Study of Human Dignity and Ethics in Health Care, to affirm, protect and defend the dignity of the human person through education, consultation, research and service.

Hear Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., A.N.E.F., Dean of the School of Nursing and founder of the Center, talk about this new initiative at Aquinas College.

Office of the School of Nursing
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7545 ext. 446
Fax: (615) 783-0562

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"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.

"I wanted to attend a small Catholic College where I could pursue nursing as my major. I wanted to be at a college with friendly people and where everyone knows everybody and the students are not just seen as a number but are seen as individual and unique people."

- Mary W.

The two-year ASN program—the reason I chose Aquinas—is phenomenal.

- Therese S.

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria

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