|MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN) ADMISSION
Admission is open to qualified men and women of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. To be considered for admission, potential students must submit the following items:
- A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee.
- Completed MSN Application submitted to the School of Nursing.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.
- Graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. Students applying for the joint MSN/MBA program must submit GRE or GMAT scores.
- Current Florida registered nurse license. Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida. International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
- Documentation of CPR/BLS certification.
- Copy of current drivers license.
- TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicants primary language is not English.
- Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student’s clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student.
- Essay: The Essay is a statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals.
- Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment.
- Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions, and honors received.
- The graduate admission committee may request an on campus interview for admission into the MSN program.
For an MSN application please contact the Graduate Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants to the campus based MSN programs should mail all application materials to:
Graduate Advisor, School of Nursing
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394
Transfer Credit - Students accepted into the Nurse Educator, Leadership in Healthcare Systems, or joint MSN/MBA program may transfer a maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit from a comparable regionally accredited academic institution. Students accepted into the FNP or joint FNP/ENP program may transfer a maximum of nine (9) semester hours. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University’s MSN Program, and the grade must be at least a “B”. To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course to the advisor of the MSN Program. A letter requesting the transfer credit will be sent to the Registrar and placed in the student’s file.
Selection Process - Admission to the MSN program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based on evaluation of the student’s undergraduate program and grades earned, GRE scores if overall GPA is below 3.0, work experience (if applicable), letters of recommendation, and personal interview.