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Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN)

The Direct-Entry MSN is designed for students who already have a conferred bachelor’s degree in any non-nursing field.

To apply, you will need to provide:

  • A completed online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended, showing an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 credits of the program.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate the following minimum satisfactory TOFEL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores: 550 for the paper-based exam; 213 for the computer-based exam; or 79-80 for the internet-based exam.
  • Official course-by-course evaluation of foreign credentials for international transcripts.
  • Proof of passed federal and civilian background check completed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI)
  • Proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) card with expiration at least 18 months after start of DEMSN Nursing Major
  • Satisfactory completion of College of Nursing health and professional requirements

Pre-Requisite Course Requirements

Your bachelor’s transcripts must also show that you have taken the following courses within the last five years and with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in these subjects:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab) (BIO/BIL 330)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) (BIO/BIL 331)
  • Chemistry (with lab) (CHM 140/CHL 140)
  • Microbiology (BIO 335)
  • Human Nutrition (BIO 313)
  • Statistics (Math 212)
  • Developmental Psychology (PSY 210)
  • Graduate Writing Prep (ENG 570)

In addition, you must have earned at least a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in each of the courses listed above. You may be required to take or re-take pre-requisite courses prior to beginning Direct Entry MSN courses.

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