RN to MSN Program
Start Date: August and January
Length: May be completed in 9 terms
Degree: B.S.N. and M.S.N.
Students would declare the major RN to MSN upon application to the program. Initial admission criteria would be the current admission requirements for the RN to BSN degree:
- Applicants must have a current/active United States R.N. license.
- Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicants must have graduated from a college or university that is regionally accredited and a nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly National League for Nursing Accreditation
Commission, NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applicants who graduated from a diploma program will be reviewed on an individual basis.
- The student will complete three terms of BSN coursework. At the end of three terms the student must meet the 3.0 or higher GPA admission requirement for the MSN. The 3.0 GPA will be calculated from the BSN courses completed at NSU. Students enrolled in the RN to MSN program who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirements in the third term will be moved to the RN to BSN program and complete the two additional terms for the BSN. The program directors for the RN to BSN and the graduate program director will review applicants at the completion of term III. Written notification to the student regarding their progression into the MSN program will be done by the nursing department.
The nursing department offers combination face-to-face and online tracks in NSU Fort Lauderdale Campus, NSU Fort Myers Campus, NSU Miami Campus and NSU Orlando Campus for the R.N. to M.S.N. degree, as well as a totally online format. The M.S.N. courses are offered totally online. For further information, call the College of Nursing at (407) 264-5752 or (954) 262-1975.