MSN Cohort Programs

The Keigwin School of Nursing offers three available MSN cognates in a cohort format. MSN cohorts are designed for students who are working nurses looking for a delivery model and pace to allow their educational plans to fit in with a busy professional life. These cohorts are often taught at local hospitals, and with a closed class that moves through together from start to finish, thus providing a consistent and encouraging support system of classmates for the duration of the degree. This model designs the degree progression to allow students to focus on only one course a time, one night per week, in a hybrid format which delivers some content in person and some content online. Utilizing this model for our MSN cohorts provides students with a reasonable pace that can be balanced with a student’s busy personal and professional life, while still allowing them to complete their MSN degree in 18-22 months. For those interested in pursuing their MSN in our cohort model, the following cognates are available:

* Post-Master’s certificates are available for all of these specializations.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Completed online application (no application fee required)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
  • 3.0 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Evidence of completion of undergraduate courses in statistics and physical assessment
  • Official GRE scores of 290 or higher
    • The requirement of official GRE scores will be waived for all applicants who have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate nursing GPA
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Intent
    • A personal statement describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and detailing your professional goals. Should not exceed 2 pages.
  • Copy of valid Florida RN License
    • Out of state applicants must have valid RN license from a US state and be eligible for license endorsement in the state of Florida.

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Master of Science in Nursing

Keigwin School of Nursing

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Jacksonville, FL 32211

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