This option to entry into the MSN is designed for qualified registered nurses who have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field. It recognizes the knowledge base of experienced registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree in nursing who are otherwise well qualified for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program. Applicants address their professional knowledge and experience in the application process by submitting a portfolio rather than the goal statement required of applicants who have a BSN. Instructions are included in the application materials. Once accepted, students enter the MSN program for Registered Nurses.