All applicants to the South College MSN program, regardless of concentration or track, must meet the following requirements to be admitted in good standing to the program:
- Completed South College application for admission;
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work completed; and
- $50 application fee (online payment or payment via telephone is available).
- Completed admission application to the Master of Science in Nursing program;
- Proof of a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license or in progress of becoming licensed as a Registered Nurse as verified by Nursys (https://www.nursys.com) or licensure verification system provided by individual State Board of Nursing;
- Evidence of a cumulative 3.0 grade point average for undergraduate nursing courses; and
- Successful completion of an Admissions Interview with a score of at least 2.5 of 4.0 possible points.
- Evidence of completion of a nursing degree BSN-MSN Track: Evidence of completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Accelerated RN-MSN Track: Hold an Associate’s degree or Diploma in Nursing
- RN-BSN- MSN Track: Hold an Associate’s degree or Diploma in Nursing
Additional Requirements for Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
1. Minimum of three recommendations from healthcare professionals who can rate the applicant’s academic and professional potential.
2. A two-page typed personal statement of professional goals and objectives.
3. A statement of understanding of the Family Nurse Practitioner practicum requirements.
4. Identification of potential clinical sites and preceptors for the Family Nurse Practitioner practicum requirements
5. Minimum of 2000 hours of nursing work experience employed as a registered nurse
Any applicant that does not meet the stated admissions requirements may request a review by the Admissions, Progression, and Retention (APR) Committee for conditional admission. These reviews are completed on a case-by- case basis. The APR Committee takes many factors into consideration when reviewing these requests, including but not limited to:
1. Applicant’s work experience and accomplishments in their profession;
2. Amount of time that has transpired between the applicant’s undergraduate degree completion and application to South College; and/or
3. Grade point average in graduate work at other accredited academic institutions.