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The program allows for baccalaureate and associate degree nurses to earn the MSN degree.

Admission Requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

  • Nursing degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Current RN licensure in the United States/US Territory or the equivalent for international licensure.
  • Good standing with the licensing body.
  • Current employment as a registered nurse (RN) or experience.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite undergraduate courses: Nursing Research (or equivalent) and Statistics (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of "C".
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0* in all previous academic course work.

Applicants with an Associate Degree in Nursing

  • Nursing degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Current RN licensure in the United States/US Territory or the equivalent for international licensure.
  • Good standing with the licensing body.
  • Current employment as a registered nurse (RN) or experience.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0* in all previous academic course work.
  • The applicant with an associate degree must successfully complete or transfer the following prerequisites and baccalaureate nursing content before being fully admitted to the MSN program.
Required prerequisites:
  • Statistics  
  • University Writing/Research (or equivalent)
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Sociology
Required nursing baccalaureate content for a MSN program:
  • NURS4100. Concepts of Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing 
  • NURS4113. Introduction to Evidence-based Practice/Nursing Research
  • NURS4114. Nursing of Diverse Communities and Populations
 *All applicants with a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may be admitted provisionally and are required to:
  • Submit a professional reference that addresses their ability and potential to complete a graduate study program.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first three graduate courses.  If the student does not earn the minimum GPA of 3.0 in all MSN courses, he or she will not be permitted to progress in the MSN program. 
Exceptions to regular admission requirements must be approved by the MSN Program Director.