Admission Requirements Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN) online

  • Graduation from an Associate Degree or Diploma nursing program.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 or above. If grade point average is between 2.75 and 2.99, a satisfactory MAT score will be required.
  • Current, unencumbered RN license.

RN to MSN Progression Policy

  • Students must earn a grade of B or above in each of the three MSN transition courses (MSNC 5310, MSNC 5311, MSNC 5315) available to eligible RN to MSN students. Earning a grade of C in any of the three MSN courses means the student is no longer in the RN to MSN track, but may choose to remain in the RN to BSN track. If a grade of D or below is earned in any of the three MSN transition courses, the student must reapply to take the corresponding RN to BSN course.
  • Prior to taking MSNC 5311 Research in Nursing, the student must successfully complete a statistics course with a grade of C or above.
  • Sequencing of the three transition courses follows.
    • MSNC 5310 Theories of Nursing is the first required course.
    • MSNC 5315 Advanced Issues is taken as the concluding BSN course. These students will be eligible for a BSN degree when all requirements are met.
    • Progression in the RN to MSN track is dependent upon earning a grade of B or higher in all graduate courses.
      • Students earning a C or below are no longer eligible to continue in the RN to MSN track, but will be eligible for a BSN degree when all requirements are met.
  • Students in the RN to MSN track must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. RN to MSN track students with GPAs between 2.9 and 2.0 will no longer qualify for the RN to MSN track but may remain in the RN to BSN track if meeting RN to BSN progression policies.
  • After completing the three MSN transition courses, progression policies of the Graduate School apply.

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