Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The MSN program is for the registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree in another field and an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing.  All previously earned degrees must show a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The MSN program is 39-45 credits. We offer three program tracks: nursing education, nursing leadership, and adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. The program is designed for working professionals with classes that are offered in the evening. Completion of the program can be done either on a full or part-time basis. Applicants can transfer in up to nine credits (pending approval of the graduate MSN coordinator and Dean of Graduate studies) of previous graduate level work as long as the courses submitted for transfer were not used towards a previously awarded master’s degree, and not more than seven years old at the time of transfer.  A grade of B (3.0) or better must be earned in courses to be considered for transfer.

Students who successfully complete the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program track are eligible to take the national Nurse Practitioner certification exam in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing.  Students who successfully complete the Nursing Education program track are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam offered through the National League of Nursing (NLN). 

MSN Program Tracks
MSN in Nursing Education (39 credits)
MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems (39 credits)
MSN in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing (45 credits)

MSN Nursing Student Handbook