Are all courses for Nurse Practitioners also online?
No, the NP program is hybrid, which means some courses are online but there are also some courses that combine online with on-campus. Students generally come to campus 5 times per semester for these hybrid courses.
Online courses: 802, 804, 805, 806, 809, and 814, 838
Hybrid didactic courses: 823/837
Hybrid courses with a community based clinical component: 807, 820/835. 821/836, 822/32, 824/834
Where can students learn more about the move towards DNP Programs?
AACN Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing.
Is the GRE required?
What is the minimum GPA required for Admission?
In order to be eligible for application to any of the MSN Programs, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the last half of their baccalaureate nursing program.
How Competitive is the Admissions Process?
Admission to the MSN Programs is increasingly competitive. Below is a summary of our admission profile for the class admitted in fall 2015.
Average years of nursing experience: 4.34 years
Average GPA: 3.7
Range of Experience: 0-26 years
GPA Range: 3.5-4.0
What if my Bachelors Degree in Nursing is in progress? Do I have to have my degree conferred before I can apply to the MSN Program?
If you have an Associates Degree in Nursing and are already licensed as a Registered Nurse and are currently enrolled in a BSN Completion Program, YES, you may apply while your degree is in progress. Your degree must be conferred by the fall semester in order to be considered for admission. If you are in a traditional BSN or Accelerated BSN Program and have not yet taken NCLEX, YES, you may apply while your degree is in progress. Your degree must be conferred and you must document successful passing of NCLEX by the start of the program in the fall semester.
What if I have a course from another program that I would like to transfer?
Up to 25% of your MSN program can be transferred from other universities (this comes out to about 12 credits). Once your application is complete, you will submit the syllabus for each prior course for evaluation. If the course is accepted, your education plan will be adjusted to reflect the change.
When applying to MSU, what major code do I use?
Nurse Practitioner students use 4003.
Do I need to submit all documents at once?
Yes. Please follow the instructions on the website. All materials must be received by the deadline. All documents must be submitted in order for a student to be eligible for an interview.
When is the deadline for applying?
November 15th of each year.
How do I know if I’ve been admitted?
Students who have submitted complete applications and are chosen for interview will be contacted by the College. After an interview is completed, the applicants will be reviewed by a committee and a final decision letter sent. The process can take two months or more. Students denied admission at any point during the admission process are sent letters via postal mail.
Please note that students admitted provisionally are not eligible for financial aid (government grants, loans) until the provision is lifted. It is recommended that you complete all requirements before starting the program.
If the applicant's Statistics course was taken more than five years ago, does it fulfill the prerequisite?
A successful applicant will have completed a qualifying three (3) credit undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or better within five years of the program start date.
What if the applicant is taking a qualifying statistics course at the time of enrollment, but the course will not be completed until after the application deadline?
You must be able to provide documentation showing that you have completed a qualifying statistics course with a 2.0 or better or show evidence of a course in progress. Any student admitted without having statistics complete will be admitted provisionally until the requirement is met. Deadline for completion of the statistics course is the end of summer semester prior to the start of the program.