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RN-MSN Admission Requirements

Admission to the RN-MSN Pathway requires that the following University and Department of Nursing criteria be met:

  • Enrollment into UNCP's RN-BSN Program with a declaration of intent to continue with the RN-MSN Pathway.

  • Possess an unencumbered RN license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina

  • One year of practice as a registered nurse is recommended

  • Meet minimum requirements as specified in the current undergraduate catalog

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate study for full admission to the Graduate School.

  • Complete required 25 hours of RN-BSN coursework before or during semester of application to MSN program through the Graduate School.

  • In semester prior to anticipated enrollment in the MSN program, students will submit an application packet to the UNCP Graduate School that includes the following:

      • Three letters of recommendations from instructors, supervisors or professional colleagues, two of which must come from individuals with a minimum of a master's degree in nursing

      • Copy of resume or curriculum vitae

      • Statement of purpose describing applicant's experience and objective in undertaking graduate study in chosen specialty

      • Students will need to request a copy of their official transcripts to be sent from UNCP's Office of the Registrar to the Graduate School.

Admission to the RN-MSN Pathway does not guarantee admission to a specific MSN area of specialization.