An RN who holds a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing may be granted conditional acceptance into a graduate program. This RN must be a graduate from a regionally accredited pre-licensure program. In order to fulfill admissions requirements, the applicant must complete the following three required courses: IPC 401 Research in Health Care, NUR 420 Nursing Leadership and Management and NUR 430 Nursing in a Global Society.
- The applicant must complete the three required courses with a grade of “B” or higher within 12 months of conditional acceptance. Upon satisfactory completion of these courses, the applicant’s status will be changed from conditional to full acceptance, and the applicant will be permitted to begin graduate coursework.
- If a student does not achieve a minimum grade of “B” for a course, the student may repeat the course one time. If the student is unsuccessful on the second attempt, the student will lose conditional acceptance to the MSN program.
- Applicants may appeal to the appropriate Program Director or designee for additional time to complete the required courses.
- Applicants may be exempted from one or more of these required courses upon submission of a transcript that verifies satisfactory (“B” or higher) completion of an equivalent course at a regionally accredited institution.
- After successfully completing all requirements and admission to the MSN program, the student may progress directly into graduate-level courses.
- The BSN is not awarded in the RN to MSN Bridge Program.