Online RN - BSN/MSN Track for Registered Nurses
Who Do Not Have A Baccalaureate DegreeNursing
The College of Nursing has a special Online Program to facilitate Associate and Diploma prepared Registered Nurses to attain the Master of Science Degree in Nursing. All coursework is done completely online and all clinical requirements are done in your home community.
The Online RN-BSN/MSN Track is divided into two specific phases. Registered Nurses seeking admission into this particular track must qualify academically for admission to this track, by having completed all (19) specified undergraduate pre-requisite courses that are required for the BSN degree. Importantly, all applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on all academic coursework ever attempted in college. The cumulative GPA for each student is calculated and determined by the USA Office of Admissions, upon application for undergraduate admission to the University. All course attempts for each course attempted are calculated in the overall GPA by the USA Office of Admissions.
Registered Nurses who are seeking a BSN, who do not meet the above specific academic requirement of an overall GPA of 3.0 should consider the Online RN-BSN Track offered by the USA College of Nursing, to obtain the BSN. For specific admission requirements for the Online RN- BSN Online Track:documents/FAQsRNs.pdf
Phase One of the Online RN-BSN/MSN Track:
This is the Undergraduate Phase and all students enroll in the Professional Component of the BSN curriculum, to first earn the BSN. Enrolled students are classified as undergraduate students and all must complete a total of 31 semester hours in Phase One to first earn the BSN. At the successful completion of Phase One, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is awarded.
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During Phase Two, students will enroll in coursework required for the specific MSN program they are admitted into, by the Graduate Nursing Admissions Selection Process. At the successful completion of the required graduate nursing coursework in Phase Two, the Graduate Degree is awarded.
RN's who currently have a Bachelor's Degree in a "Non-Nursing Area" should review this program option:Requirements For Admission to the Online RN-BSN/MSN Track, to enter into Phase One, for the Bachelor of Science:
1. Submission of the required nursing application with fee, by posted deadline.
(Priority Application Deadlines for RN-BSN/MSN Track: April 1 for Fall Semester; August 1 for Spring Semester. Late Applications are accepted, based on space availability.)
2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all academic coursework ever attempted, as determined by the USA Office of Admissions
3. Minimum University GPA of 3.0.
4. Competition of all nineteen pre-requisite undergraduate courses for the BSN degree, with minimum of “C” or higher.
Note: Prospective students MUST have all (19) college courses completed PRIOR to beginning the Professional Component of the RN-BSN/MSN Track.
You may complete these in your hometown area, at an accredited institution and transfer these (19) college courses to USA.
5. Submission of health data forms and evidence of health insurance.
6. Evidence of CPR certification.
7. Admission will be contingent on a negative drug screen and no adverse findings on a background check.
8. Completion of an accredited diploma or associate degree in nursing and a current registered nurse licensure with no restriction.
For Additional Information
For inquiries regarding the RN-BSN/MSN Online Track (for admission to Phase One):
Office of Student Services
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3082
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
FAX: (251) 445-9416
The entry level baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing
and the BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120
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