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General Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program is open to all qualified men and women without regard to race, color, age, sex, or creed. All applicants must:
 
  1. Hold an RN license in the state where he or she practices nursing,
  2. Have a minimum of one year of clinical experience,
  3. Currently work in a clinical setting or have access to a health care facility for clinical I integration and research
  4. Meet the admissions criteria listed below that are appropriate for the academic degree that he or she holds
The admission process for all application categories also requires the following receipt of the following documents:
 
  1. Official transcripts from all colleges / universities previously attended
  2. Three letters of recommendation (form provided under “Forms” section)
  3. A completed copy of the Employer Verification Form (form provided under “Forms” section)
  4. A copy of your current resume

Unconditional Admission
For unconditional admission, BSN applicants must meet the general admission requirements and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution.
 
Conditional Admission
Applicants who do not meet the standards for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally if, in the judgment of the nursing faculty, they have the potential to successfully complete an MSN program. Evidence of that potential may include a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution.
 
To attain full standing from conditional admission, i.e., progress beyond the first nine hours of course work, students must complete the first nine hours of course work at Spring Hill College with a “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
 
Provisional Admission
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.
Applicants with an RN and a non-nursing baccalaureate will be admitted as a non-degree graduate student to complete the five nursing bridge courses before advancing to graduate degree status in the Master of Science in Nursing. In all cases, applicants must meet the general admission criteria listed above.
 
Unconditional Admission
Applicants who meet the general admission criteria and hold a BA or BS with a non-nursing major from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale will be considered for unconditional admission.
 
Conditional 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 Admission
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.
Unconditional Admission
For unconditional admission, MSN applicants for the Post-Master’s Certificate must meet the general admission requirements and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution.
 
Conditional Admission
Applicants who do not meet the standards for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally if, in the judgment of the nursing faculty, they have the potential to successfully complete the post-master’s certificate. Evidence of that potential may include a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution. To attain full standing from conditional admission, i.e., progress beyond the first nine hours of course work, the student must complete the first nine hours of course work at Spring Hill College with a “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
 
Provisional Admission
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.
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.
Unconditional Admission
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.
 
Conditional 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 Admission
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.

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