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Application for the College of Nursing Post Baccalaureate to MSN

Attention Applicants
State Authorization Information:

Due to higher education regulations, MUSC College of Nursing MSN online nursing programs are currently only authorized to accept applications from students whose current address is in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

We regret that we cannot admit students from all states.  Please voice your concerns about these new regulations to your state’s Commission of Higher Education.  As a non-profit accredited college offering over 18 years of on-line graduate education for nurse practitioners we have struggled with this new regulation.  The MUSC College of Nursing is working with University administration to challenge states' requirements in order to provide educational opportunities for all students across the US.  

Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Students may enter the MSN- Nurse Practitioner program with a BSN.  Fall admittance only.  The primary care areas of focus for MSN students include adult-gerontology, family and pediatric practice tracks.  MSN graduates from these tracks will be eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner. 

Precepted clinical experiences are individually arranged by the student. Clinicals can be done in the area that students live.  Students may have to travel to clinical sites if a local preceptor is not available.

Full and part-time plans of study are available. An individual program plan of study is completed at the time of admission into the program.

Additional program information may be found at 


The admission to the graduate program is a two-step process.

  1. Initially, the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) Admission, Progression, and Graduation (APG) Committee determines which applicants meet all admission requirements and are eligible for admission.
  2. Final admission decisions are completed based upon availability of faculty and College resources in relationship to the applicants’ desired area of specialization and/or focus of DNP practice inquiry project.

The Admission, Progression and Graduate (APG) committee has final review and approval of admissions.

International Applicants

Due to the distance-education nature of this program, MUSC is unable to issue- I-20 forms to allow students to obtain F-1 student visas. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those holding other valid U.S. visas will be accepted.

Application Time Frames

All students seeking admission must complete an application for admission and pay a nonrefundable application processing fee to the Office of Enrollment Management and adhere to the established deadlines. Applications received after published deadlines are subject to review only on a space available basis.

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Nurse Practitioner

Adult Gerontology Health Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate Degree

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate Degree

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate Degree

Last Published with Edits:  July 22, 2016 10:23 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:  June 2016

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