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Online MSN FAQ
How does an online program differ from one that is campus-based?
The integrity of our graduate coursework, mentoring, and interaction with faculty and students is preserved in our online graduate program through the use of synchronous and asynchronous technology. The only thing that differs between an online and campus-based program is the method through which access is achieved – through advanced technology and required on-campus visits for NP students.
How many times will I have to travel to the MUSC Campus?
All MSN students will have to travel to MUSC for orientation held the last week in July. In addition, students will have to travel to campus twice during NRDNP 822 and once during NRNP 820. Travel to campus is also required once during the following clinical courses: NRDNP 802, 806, 814, 818. Not all areas of focus require each of these courses. Please refer to the posted program plans of study to determine if and when these classes are scheduled.
What is special about the Medical University of South Carolina?
MUSC is an academic health sciences center ranked within the Top 100 in the nation for receipt of federal funding. With a focus on Translational Science - bench to bedside to community - nursing plays a critical role in transforming health care within the state and nation.
What is the difference between a Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant?
Please click here to learn more about about the similarities and differences between a Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant.
How do you make your admission decisions?
Our Admissions, Progression, and Graduation Committee takes their responsibility very seriously. Each application is reviewed in its entirety. Data about grades, professional goals and references are used in the decision-making process. Another important aspect is what an applicant shares in their essay.
Who should I use as references?
The Admissions, Progression, and Graduation Committee prefers references from employers or academic professionals who are familiar with you and your abilities. They must use the reference form provided in the application. Letters may not be used as a substitute.
How do I apply for admission to the graduate program?
Applications must be submitted electronically through the Office of Enrollment Management. Applications are received and processed by this office. Questions or problems concerning the application should be addressed to Bayne Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you accept out-of-state students?
Yes, tuition and fees are higher for out-of-state students, however. For tuition and fee information, please visit this site: Click Here
How do I become a South Carolina resident?
Residency is determined by the Office of Enrollment Management. For more information, please visit this site: Click Here
Do you accept international students?
Yes, for specific information, guidelines, and policies, please visit this site: Click Here. Please note that MUSC cannot establish a legal contract with any sites outside of the United States for clinical courses, so clinicals must be done within the U.S.
Is financial aid available? Yes, for more information, please visit this site: Click Here
Are scholarships available?
Yes, scholarships are available to students who have completed a FAFSA with the Office of Financial Aid. They are awarded based on need, academic merit, and scholarship criteria after a student has been admitted to the College of Nursing. There is no separate scholarship application process required. To review scholarships offered through the College of Nursing, please visit this site: Click Here
To learn more about the College of Nursing, read our monthly newsletter, E-Connections, and Lifelines, the College of Nursing magazine.
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For more information, please contact:
Arly S. Douglass
Coordinator of Graduate (MSN/DNP) Program and Alumni Services
Telephone: (843) 792-6499
Fax: (843) 792-9258