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R.N. to M.S.N. Degree Bridge Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Proof of an A.S. or A.A.S. degree in nursing from an accredited community college
  • Proof of current R.N. license in the state of intended clinical practicum sites
  • Proof of at least one year work experience as an R.N.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all college/ university courses completed prior to admission
  • Satisfactory internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language scores (TOEFL), taken within the past five years, for applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants with a degree from a U.S.-accredited college or university are exempt. Scores should meet the following criteria:
    • iBT score of at least 84
    • Speaking section score of at least 26
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges and schools attended. Transcripts from institutions not accredited in the United States or Canada must also be evaluated, course-by- course, by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. (AACRAO)
  • A personal statement reflecting program objectives and your personal and professional objectives
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
  • Application fee

Selected candidates will be invited for personal interview.

Program Course Prerequisites*
Applicants must complete, at any accredited college or university, with a grade of C or better, prior to acceptance into the program:

  • Natural Sciences (including Human Anatomy and Physiology) (8 credits)
  • English (6 credits)
  • Liberal Arts (9 credits)
  • Social Sciences (including Developmental Psychology) (9 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • Basic Health Assessment (3 credits)
  • There is no expiration on prerequisite coursework.

After meeting the program prerequisite courses, applicants will take the following classes in 2 sequential semesters:

  • NURN 3001 Professional Nursing 1 (6 credits)
  • NURN 4017 Community Health Nursing Perspectives (5 credits)