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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

The MSN program provides registered nurses, with a baccalaureate degree, with an opportunity to build expertise in a specialized area of practice while enhancing their skills in theory and research in professional practice.

The degree requires 39 semester hours of graduate level coursework with a blend of classroom and practicum experiences. Coursework is offered in a hybrid format which combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities.

Students may enroll as either full-time or part-time students. Full-time students can expect to complete their degree in a little over two years through an individualized plan of study. All full-time and part-time students must complete all degree requirements with five (5) calendar years of the date of the first registration for graduate study.

Specific specialty areas offered include the roles of Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Leaader, and/or Rural Case Manager.

For specific information related to these tracts, access the flyers located in the right-hand column of this page.


MSN Program for RNs (RN-MSN Option)

We also offer registered nurses with an Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing the opportunity to obtain their MSN degree in the specialty areas of Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Leader, and/or Rural Case Manager.

Students interested in this RN-MSN pathway must successfully complete the required undergraduate pre-requisite coursework, 25 semester hours of RN-BSN upper-division coursework, and meet admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies as well as the Department of Nursing.

While enrolled in the RN-BSN courses, students must apply to the UNCP School of Graduate Studies to be considered for full admission into the MSN program.

For specific information related to this option, access the flyer located in the right-hand column of this page.

Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013


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