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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.

Attention Applicants
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, 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.  


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 program can be found at 

Prerequisites for applicants without a baccalaureate degree

PrerequisiteSemester Hours
English Composition/Literature6 s.h.
Lifespan Human Growth and Development3 s.h.
Human Anatomy4 s.h.
Human Physiology4 s.h.
Microbiology4 s.h.
Statistics3 s.h.
Science Elective4 s.h.
Social Science and Humanities electives15 s.h.
General Electives 17 s.h.
TOTAL60 s.h

Application Process

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.

Application Deadlines

Start TermApplication TypeAvailableDeadline
Fall 2017RegularJuly 1, 2016June 1, 2017


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Last Published with Edits:July 21, 2016 10:44 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:June 2016

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