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RN to Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)

Program Details

Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners play a critical role in health promotion and disease prevention for adults as they age. At South University, the RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program offers a path to earning an MSN that focuses on gerontology and adult care and entering into advanced nursing practice.


  • An associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited collegiate institution, or a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative CGPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • 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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