Successful MSNA applicants will have:
- Graduated from an accredited baccalaureate or higher nursing program, or hold a bachelor of science degree in a basic or appropriate health sciences field.
- Academic preparation and licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
- A minimum of one year full time experience as an RN in a critical care setting (e.g., ICU, CCU, SICU, MICU, etc.) when you apply to the program.
- A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for all applicants who have an undergraduate GPA below 3.6.The GRE must be completed within the last 5 years. The GRE is waived if you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher or if you hold an earned master's or higher level degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Required prerequisite courses include General Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Statistics. Organic Chemistry, Pathophysiology and Microbiology are reccommended, but not required. For a list of frequently approved prerequisites, click here.
Provisional acceptance is considered with prerequisite courses or bachelor degree completion pending at the time of interview.
- Completed university application.
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (A minimum 3.0 GPA is required)
- Using MUSC reference forms, three professional references from the following:
- Your most recent employer
- A colleague
- Professional reference of your choice
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results
- Resume or Anesthesia for Nurses work experience form, but have at least one year of full time ICU experience. Specify type of unit and exact dates of employment. Be sure to include your Anesthesia Shadowing experience (eg Seaside Hosptial, MICU, Staff RN, Dec 97-Jan 99)
- Copy of nursing license
- International students need a copy of TOEFL if they have not studied in the U.S.
Note: All above information must be received before an admission decision can be made. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the status of his/her application by viewing: http://www.musc.edu/es/application/progress.html