Post BSN Pathway

The Post BSN Pathway is designed for Registered Nurses who hold a bachelor of science in nursing degree from an accredited institution.

Requirements for Admission to the MSN Program for BSN Prepared RN's

Students are admitted each semester as space is available in the selected specialty track. Students are admitted to a specialty track and may not change their track without prior permission. Students must be in good standing with all academic institutions/nursing programs that they have attended in order to be admitted to the MSN program.

All courses are offered completely in the on-line format, for the convenience of working nurses. Students log on anytime and anywhere to complete web-based courses that are expertly designed and highly interactive. Students complete the clinical requirements for the degree in their home communities.

Regular Admission

  1. Graduate of an approved bachelor’s program with a major in nursing.
  2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
  3. A grade-point average of 3.0 on all undergraduate work (A=4.00).
  4. Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience. (Note: Prior to enrolling in nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years of experience in an area appropriate to the specialty track.)
  5. After acceptance into the program, admission is contingent upon a negative drug screen, results of an acceptable background check, submission of Health Data Forms, evidence of Health Insurance, and completion of Certified Profile Medical Records Manager.  Instructions provided in acceptance letter.

Provisional Admission

  1. Graduate of an approved bachelor’s program with a major in nursing.
  2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
  3. A minimal grade-point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate work (A=4.00).
  4. Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience. (Note: Prior to enrolling in a nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years of experience in an area appropriate to the specialty track.)
  5. After acceptance into the program, admission is contingent upon a negative drug screen, results of an acceptable background check, submission of Health Data Forms, evidence of Health Insurance, and completion of Certified Profile Medical Records Manager.  Instructions provided in acceptance letter.

Note: Prior to enrolling in a nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years experience in an area appropriate to the Specialty track.

Non-Degree Admission

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.
  2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
  3. A minimal grade-point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate work (A=4.00). 
  • Admission for non-degree students in selective courses may not be available due to class size or required prerequisite.
  • All requirements for a master's degree must be completed within five calendar years from admission as a graduate student at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing.