Admissions Requirements for MSN Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    • From an accredited (ACEN, CNEA or CCNE) college or university; OR

    • Graduate of an accredited associate degree nursing program or diploma nursing program with a baccalaureate degree in another field

  • GPA and Course Requirements

    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

    • Undergraduate statistics course (descriptive and inferential statistics) with a grade of C or higher

    • Undergraduate research course with a grade of C or higher

  • Satisfactory performance on GRE (preferred) or MAT within the past 5 years

    • May be waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.5 or higher

  • Current, unrestricted RN license

    • In North Carolina or a state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) with North Carolina

  • One year of nursing experience before begining the program

  • Meet Graduate School admission criteria


Supplemental Forms

Supplemental forms will be required once the student is admitted to the MSN Program. Further information and due dates will be sent to each student and provided to students at orientation by the Nursing Department's Director of Academic Support and Program Compliance. Contact Dr. Becki Turpin, via email at with any questions.

Criminal Background checks may be required for practicum experiences.