Nursing Student Policies

The policies stated here apply to students enrolling in the RN-BSN/MSN degree program with degree requirements effective July 1, 2023.

RN-BSN/MSN applicants to the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions may pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree only, or both the BSN degree and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree by selecting the BSN/MSN option on the online application. For students enrolled in the BSN/MSN, up to 12 graduate nursing credits included in BSN degree requirements may be applied to MSN degree requirements*. A grade of B (83) or better must be earned in graduate nursing courses completed during the BSN program to be applied to the MSN degree requirements. The student will continue to complete remaining MSN degree requirements upon BSN degree completion without additional admission requirements. The undergraduate nursing per credit tuition charge will pertain to the required graduate nursing courses while the student is enrolled in the BSN degree. Registered nurses (RN) with a BSN degree may apply for the MSN degree.

*Only 9 credits will transfer into the MSN Nurse Educator area of specialty.