Master of Science in Nursing
McNeese State University

Program Details

The online MSN degree program from McNeese State University builds upon the critical thinking, therapeutic intervention, and communication skills developed in undergraduate nursing programs to prepare students to influence the health care of our multicultural world community. The program offers several specialty concentrations to suit students' personal interests and professional goals:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • ​Nurse Executive


  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC/ACEN or CCNE accredited school. The transcript should demonstrate completion of a 3 semester hour or 4 quarter hour statistics course with a C or better. Students who will compete their BSN in the semester prior to anticipated enrollment may apply; however, acceptance will be contingent upon successful completion of the BSN.
  • A minimum over-all grade point average of 2.75 on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate nursing.
  • Earned a minimum score of 282 on the combined verbal and quantitative Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Eligibility for unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state where precepted experiences occur.
  • Two letters of professional reference from faculty members, professional colleagues, or work supervisors. These letters should address the prospective student’s ability to be successful in a graduate nursing program.
  • A 500-word essay.
  • Current resume’.
  • Candidates selected for admission will provide proof of an acceptable background check prior to taking the first course.

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Not authorized for residents of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Utah.