Masters Entry to Practice, M.S.N.
The proposed Master’s Entry to Practice (MEPN) program is an entry into practice master’s degree that provides students with a previously earned bachelor’s degree the opportunity to gain education and experience as a direct care provider of nursing in a variety of settings. The degree also provides an advantage to adult learners choosing nursing as a second career allowing them to become a nurse in a shorter amount of time and to earn a higher degree as opposed to a second baccalaureate degree.
Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), examination in order to obtain a registered nurse license.
Requirements for earning the M.S.N. degree include:
Course Requirements (Total Core 70 credit hous; Total Required Electives 6 credit hours; Total Program 76 credit hours):
*Indicates courses with field study hours. + Indicates course with lab hours
as per discussion
The corrections have been made to reflect removal of thesis option and language added to indicate electives required.
New program requires BOT and CHE approval. We are making the case this is not a significant departure to SACS.
BOT AA- 6/7/19
BOT - 6/21/19
ACAP - 9/12/19
CAAL - 10/31/19
CHE - 12/5/19
BOT approved: 6/24/19; New Program Proposal: ACAP - September 12, CAAL - November 6, and Full CHE December 5. No SACS notification is required.