Master of Science in Nursing
East Carolina University

Program Details

The online MSN degree program prepares graduates for advanced practice nursing and for leadership roles in a variety of community based or acute care provider agencies. Seven concentrations are available online, so that students may customize their education to suit their interests and career goals:

  • Adult Nursing Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Nurse Midwifery


  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 in undergraduate studies and a minimum GPA of 3.00 in nursing major.
  • Currently non-restricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in North Carolina or a NCSBN-compact state.
  • A written statement describing the applicant's interest in graduate study, career goals, and the MSN degree's relations to those goals.
  • Three professional references.
  • A personal interview with a member of the graduate faculty.
  • A course in statistics with a grade of "C" or higher and computer literacy are pre-requisites for all concentrations in nursing.

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Not all programs may be approved in every state. Students should check for state authorization prior to enrollment.