RN applicants with an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing will be accepted in a graduate non-degree status to complete the general education requirements and the five nursing bridge courses before advancing to graduate degree status in the MSN program.
Applicants who meet the general admission criteria and hold an Associate degree in nursing or nursing diploma from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale will be considered for unconditional admission.
Applicants who do not meet the grade point standard for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally if, in the judgment of the nursing faculty, they have the potential to successfully complete the bridge nursing courses. Evidence of that potential may include a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
Provisional status may be granted to applicants who have not yet completed their required documentation. Students provisionally admitted must submit required documentation and be unconditionally or conditionally admitted before being allowed to register for a second term.
Advancing from non-degree, a CNL bridge student, to degree-seeking, a MSN student
To enter the MSN curriculum the non-degree student must successfully complete RN to MSN bridge courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum 2.5 GPA in the General Education Requirements listed below. Non-degree RN to MSN bridge students may take three (3) graduate credit hours before being admitted to the graduate MSN curriculum.