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Procedure for Admission to the RN to Master of Science in Nursing** Degree Program
** South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.
The criteria to determine admission to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program include:
Completion of the application for admission.
An associate's degree in nursing from an accredited collegiate institution, or a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution.
A cumulative CGPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Submission of official transcripts from every college or university attended within 10 weeks after the initial start date).
A valid and unencumbered license as a registered nurse in all US states or territory in which the student is licensed, including the state in which the student completes all assignments for the program. (Note that military, federal, and foreign educated nurses must meet this state requirement for nursing licensure).
Note: In order to progress into Graduate level nursing courses, a student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 may transition to the RN to BSN program to complete their BSN and then apply for the MSN program.
RN to Master of Science in Nursing
Area I: General Education: 76 Credits
A transcript evaluation is completed for each student to transfer in up to 90 general education credits. For students to receive block transfer credit for General Education courses, they must meet the standard outlined in the General Education Transfer Credit policy.
NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing 4 credit hours *If the student receives a failing grade in NSG2021, the student must enroll in and successfully pass the following four (4)-credit course NSG6023 Nurse Practitioner Enhancement
For the most up to date information on course requirements, please visit the academic catalog.
Students completing the Nurse Practitioner specialization demonstrate acquisition of the following competencies and proficiencies:
1. Integrate specialty standards of advanced practice nursing to deliver culturally competent, quality healthcare services to individuals, families, populations and systems. 2. Exercise effective leadership, critical thinking and communication skills in the development and implementation of advanced nursing practice services in primary care. 3. Integrate professional nursing standards, values and accountability into role and self development as an advanced practice nurse. 4. Utilize information technology and an evidence-based research approach in the development of nursing knowledge and design of healthcare services for clients, populations and systems. 5. Ensure advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in the implementation and evaluation of evidenced based care to diverse individuals and populations.
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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).