The online Accelerated Pathway to the Masters of Science in Nursing degree program from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing provides an option for RNs who hold either an associate degree or a diploma, and have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing, to pursue their MSN. Coursework builds upon prior education and experience, and includes topics such as:
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Proof of licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in one or more states in the United States
Evidence of one year of professional nursing experience preferred
Three letters of recommendation
A 500-700 word essay
Evidence of completion of undergraduate health assessment and nursing research courses with a minimum grade of "C"
Evidence of completion of a graduate statistics course with a minimum grade of "B" within the last 5 years
An interview may be requested
A bachelors degree
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
All applicants are welcome to apply to the Masters programs except those who are residents of the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Louisiana due to state authorization.
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