University of South Alabama College of Nursing    

Post BSN Track

The Post BSN track is designed for Registered Nurses who hold a bachelor of science in nursing degree from an accredited institution.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE MSN TRACK FOR BSN PREPARED RN’S

Students are admitted each semester as space is available in the selected specialty track. Applications should be submitted by April 1 for consideration for fall admission by August 1 for spring semester admission and by February 1 for summer semester admission. Applications received at other times will be considered on a space available basis. The following criteria supplement the Graduate School admission criteria (see Categories of Admission).

All courses are offered completely in the on-line format, for the convenience of working nurses. Students log on anytime and anywhere to complete web-based courses that are expertly designed and highly interactive. Students complete the clinical requirements for the degree in their home communities.

Nurse and patient

Available Tracks within the MSN program:

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program Options:
Adult-Gerontological Acute NP
Adult-Gerontological NP (Primary Care)
Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role)
Family NP
Family Psychiatric NP
Pediatric Primary Care NP
Women’s Health NP

Non-Nurse Practitioner Program Options:
Clinical Nurse Leader
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Executive Nursing Administration
Nursing Informatics

Nurse Educator Option

USA offers nurse educator classes to those students wishing to pursue a career in academia. These courses are a subspecialization that can be added onto your current degree plan. Please click this link to learn more:
Nursing Education

Regular Admission

1. Graduate of an approved bachelor’s program with major in nursing
(All transcripts must be sent directly from the institution attended directly to Nursing CAS for degree verification).
2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions.
3. Submission of Nursing CAS application and typed, printed, and signed MSN supplemental application.
4. A grade-point average of 3.0 on all undergraduate work (A = 4.00).
5. Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience. (Note: Prior to enrolling in nurse practitioner clinical courses, students are
required to have at least 2 years experience in an area appropriate to
the Specialty track.)
6. After an offer of acceptance is extended - Admission is contingent
upon a completed acceptance packet, negative drug screen, and acceptable results of a background check.

Provisional Admission

1. Graduate of an approved bachelor’s program with major in nursing
(All transcripts must be sent directly from the institution attended
directly to Nursing CAS for degree verification).
2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions.
3. Submission of Nursing CAS application and typed, printed, and signed
MSN supplemental application.
4. A grade-point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate work (A = 4.00).
5. Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience. (Note:
Prior to enrolling in nurse practitioner clinical courses, students are
required to have at least 2 years experience in an area appropriate to
the Specialty track.)
6. After an offer of acceptance is extended - Admission is contingent
upon a completed acceptance packet, negative drug screen, and acceptable results of a background check.

Non-Degree Admission

1. Hold Bachelor's Degree from Accredited institution
2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions.
3. A minimum grade-point of 2.75 on all undergraduate work. ("A" = 4.0)

Enrollment in selective courses may not be available to non-degree students due to class size or required pre-requisites.

All requirements for a master's degree must be completed within five calendar years from admission as a graduate student at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing.   

For Additional Information

For additional information and transcript evaluation write to:

Office of Student Services
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3082
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
(251) 445-9400
Email: congrad@southalabama.edu
FAX: (251) 445-9416

The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791

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University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 (251) 445-9400
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