Master of Science in Nursing - Prelicensure

The Master of Science in Nursing - Prelicensure is an innovative graduate program that allows individuals with an earned bachelor's degree in another subject (non-nursing) to earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX national licensing exam to become a registered nurse.

Earning a Master of Science in Nursing degree opens doors of opportunity for successful graduates to advance in their careers as registered nurses, or pursue doctoral studies.

The program consists of 70 credit hours and can be completed in five semesters on a full-time basis. Program progression and length to degree completion may be impacted if semester credit hours are completed on a reduced or part-time basis. 

Courses will be offered in the blended and/or online format, with additional hours in didactic (theory) instruction and clinical/lab practice. Twenty-one (21) credits of foundational course work meet the core requirements of a master's degree in nursing as specified by The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

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Admission requirements for the program include:

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate work
  • Provide all official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation by professional sources
  • Complete the required prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better:
  1. Human Anatomy & Physiology (8 semester hours)
  2. Microbiology (4 semester hours)

MSN Prelicensure Applicant Checklist

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