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Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Program Details

At South University, our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program can equip you with the nursing skills and knowledge needed for health promotion and disease prevention with adult individuals and community populations.


  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing (or be a pending graduate) from an accredited U.S. collegiate institution
  • A CGPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 or at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter credits) undertaken of undergraduate nursing courses completed
  • Completion of a three semester credit hour undergraduate course (or equivalent) in statistics with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of an undergraduate nursing research course or equivalent with a grade of C or better
  • Submission of official transcripts from every college or university attended
  • A valid and unencumbered license as a registered nurse in all US states or territory in which the studentis licensed
  • Meet the Core Performance Standards and essential function related to the profession of nursing
  • Three references
  • An essay (goal statement) of 1-2 pages (typed, double-spaced) explaining your career goals, reasons for your choice of specialization, and why you want to pursue an advanced degree in nursing
  • A resume describing relevant work, professional, and volunteer experiences

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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