Union University

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Available online and on the Jackson, Germantown (suburb of Memphis) and Hendersonville (suburb of Nashville) Campuses.

The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares students in advanced theory and practice in a specialized area of nursing. Graduate students are prepared to assume functional advanced practice roles in their specialty areas of nursing. The combination of theory, research, and professional development also prepares graduates for doctoral study nursing. Our curriculum assists students in developing a conceptual frame of reference for analyzing nursing problems, utilizing theories related to nursing practice, and integrating principles of spiritual care and bio-ethics in their professional roles. They have the opportunity to practice in a variety of health-care settings. READ MORE

Purpose of Program

To prepare competent professional nurses who provide caring therapeutic interventions to meet the health needs of culturally diverse persons.

Mission Statement of Program

To be excellent driven, Christ-centered, people-focused, and future-directed while preparing qualified individuals for a career in the caring, therapeutic, and teaching profession of nursing.

Program Goals

The goals of the master program are:

  1. To provide masters nursing education that builds on the baccalaureate undergraduate foundation.
  2. To prepare the graduate for advanced professional nursing practice with specific functional and clinical abilities.
  3. To prepare advanced practice nurses academically for doctoral study in nursing.

Expected Student Outcomes

The graduate of the master’s nursing program will be able to:

  1. Incorporate theory and research in advanced practice nursing.
  2. Assume leadership roles in one’s specialty area of nursing to promote health and well being of persons in an intercultural world.
  3. Integrate knowledge of healthcare economics and policy into the delivery of cost effective, ethically responsible nursing care.
  4. Manage information using technology to influence nursing practice.
  5. Demonstrate competency in the selected nursing practice.


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12/13/14 - Kristen Hunt, master of science in nursing graduate, waves to her family after receiving her diploma. - Kristi McMurry Woody
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Kristen Hunt, master of science in nursing graduate, waves to her family after receiving her diploma. - Kristi McMurry Woody
329 receive degrees during December commencement   

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12/14/13 - Amy Little, masters of nursing graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her diploma during the Fall Commencement Services. - Matt McDaniel
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Amy Little, masters of nursing graduate, walks back to her seat after receiving her diploma during the Fall Commencement Services. - Matt McDaniel
352 receive degrees during Union’s December commencement   

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12/15/12 - Jamie Wise, master of science and nursing, smiles in celebration after she receives her diploma during Fall Commencement. - Zac Calvert
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Jamie Wise, master of science and nursing, smiles in celebration after she receives her diploma during Fall Commencement. - Zac Calvert

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12/15/12 - Kimberly Stanley, master of science in nursing, smiles as David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents her with her diploma during Fall Commencement. - Zac Calvert
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Kimberly Stanley, master of science in nursing, smiles as David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents her with her diploma during Fall Commencement. - Zac Calvert

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Course Schedules
Graduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Admissions Contact Information
Enrolled Student Contact Information
  • 1050 Union University Drive
  • Jackson, TN 38305
  • Director: Dr. Kelly Harden
  • E-mail: kharden@uu.edu
  • Contact: Jo Anna Tacker
  • E-mail: jtacker@uu.edu
  • Phone: 901-759-1949

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