This is the entry point to the MSN for registered nurses with a BSN and for registered nurses with a bachelor's degree in another field who enter under the educational mobility option.

Graduates of the MSN program are prepared to assume professional leadership roles that encompass educational, consultative and managerial functions and to design and establish delivery services in response to health care policy changes. Due to the program's endorsement by the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation (AHNCC), graduates are eligible to sit for the holistic nurse certification examination.

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General Information

The MSN curriculum requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, 10 of which are in elective courses. Students can either customize their plan of study to meet their personal goals by selecting a minimum of ten semester hours of graduate nursing electives from among the various tracks (General Studies) or select all electives from one track. Courses are held at the main campus with some courses video-conferenced to partner sites.

Course Scheduling

Each course generally meets once per week in the late afternoon or early evening. Classes are held several evenings per weekday and are scheduled such that it is often possible to take two courses in one late afternoon/evening. Students may choose part-time or full-time study.

Search Classes to get an idea of when courses are offered. Not all courses are offered all semesters and some courses are sequential. Admitted students work with their advisor to ensure a viable plan for program completion,

Application and Admission

Rolling admission is offered for each fall, spring and summer semester.
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Opportunities for Study

Click on the link for the core MSN curriculum and for the list of tracks.

Additional restrictions and requirements apply to the FNP track program. See the FNP web page for further information.

A post-Master's Certificate for FNP is available to qualified RNs with an MSN.