Nursing Graduate Student Policies

These policies pertain to all enrolled nursing students. (Also refer to the Student Handbook for each nursing program.)

The policies stated here apply to students enrolling in the RN- BSN/MSN, MSN, and graduate certificate programs effective July 1, 2021.

RN-BSN/MSN applicants to the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions may pursue the BSN degree only, or both the BSN degree and the MSN degree by selecting the BSN/MSN option on the online application. For students enrolled in the BSN/MSN, the 12 graduate nursing credits included in BSN degree requirements maybe applied to MSN degree requirements.  A grade of B or higher must be earned in graduate nursing courses completed during the BSN program to be applied to the MSN degree requirements.

The student will continue on to complete remaining MSN degree requirements upon BSN degree completion without additional admission requirements. The undergraduate nursing per credit tuition charge will pertain to the required graduate nursing courses while the student is enrolled in the BSN degree. RNs with a BSN degree may apply for the MSN degree. RNs with a master’s in nursing in another area of specialty may enroll in a graduate nursing certificate program.