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RN-MSN Pathway

Registered nurses with an Associate's Degree or Diploma in Nursing are eligible to apply to the UNCP Department of Nursing's MSN program through the RN-MSN Pathway.  The RN-MSN Pathway will require a total of 63 semester hours of general education coursework, 25 semester hours of BSN coursework, 30 semester hours of BSN validation credits, and 39 semester hours of MSN coursework for a total of 157 semester credit hours of study.  Students interested in the RN-MSN Pathway must successfully complete the required undergraduate general education coursework and be in the last semester of required RN-BSN upper-division coursework before they are eligible to apply for the MSN program. 

For general information on the Department of Nursing and application materials for the RN-MSN  Pathway, please direct questions to:

Kathy W. Locklear, MSN-C, RN
RN-BSN Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Sciences Building; Office 313
Phone: 910.775.4607
Email: kathy.locklear@uncp.edu