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Application for the College of Nursing - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Online
The purpose of this online RN-BSN program is to prepare graduates for professional nursing roles such as care coordinators, clinical leaders, applicants for graduate study, and contributors to interprofessional health care teams. The overall goals are to educate professionals to integrate evidence-based clinical knowledge and research with effective communication and leadership skills in order to translate best clinical practice into care of individual patients, families, communities, and populations. Nurses educated at the baccalaureate level have been shown to enhance patient outcomes.
State Authorization Information:
Due to higher education regulations, MUSC College of Nursing RN-BSN online nursing programs are currently only authorized to accept applications from students whose current address is in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, 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.
The State of North Carolina is currently in the process of assessing MUSC’s College of Nursing application to offer the DNP and the RN-BSN program to residents of North Carolina. We should have our final notification by September 14, 2015 and will be able to respond to your inquiry/application at that time. Please do not submit your application and application fee until we have received our final notification.
Preferred applicants must have completed three out of the four science prerequisites by the application deadline as well as having achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are required to have an active RN license. Applicants should also submit three satisfactory reference forms, an essay, a resume, and official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended by the deadline. It is highly suggested that applicants have volunteer or work experience in health care. Sixty (60) semester hours of course work meeting the prerequisite requirements are required for consideration. Additional information regarding the requirements can be found at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/nursing/academics/rn-bsn/admission_requirements.htm
Additional information can be found at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/esl/bulletin/nursing/.
In addition to the application itself the applicant must complete supplemental reference materials specific to the program to which they are applying and have all materials submitted by the application deadline. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted.
|Start Term||Application Type||Available||Deadline|
|Fall 2016||Regular||July 1, 2015||April 1, 2016|
To Proceed To Online Application
|Last Published with Edits:||September 3, 2015 2:54 PM|
|Last Comprehensive Review:||June 2015|