MSN Admissions Standards

Students can be admitted as full degree seeking status or pre-MSN status. The GPA requirement is based on last 60 hours of coursework.

Full Degree Seeking Admission
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Current Florida RN license
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:
    - Earn the minimum required score on the GRE and 4.0 on the analytical writing section
    - NUR 600 Scholarly and Professional Communication in Nursing
Pre-MSN Admission
  • Bachelor’s degree in an area other than nursing
  • Current Florida RN license
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:
    - Earn the minimum required score on the GRE and 4.0 on the analytical writing section
    - NUR 600 Scholarly and Professional Communication in Nursing
  • Four required nursing prerequisite courses

Students who have bachelor’s degrees in areas other than nursing are admitted as Pre-MSN students. They are required to take the following four undergraduate prerequisites prior to starting the graduate-level curriculum:

  • NUR 322  Contemporary Issues in Health Care
  • NUR 415  Nursing Leadership and Management
  • NUR 422  Principles in Community Health
  • NUR 432  Introduction to Nursing Research

Students may complete Pre-MSN courses at another university with faculty permission. Only grades of “B” or better will be accepted. Students will be re-evaluated for admission once the Pre-MSN courses are completed.