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Admission Information

MSN Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MEPN program are accepted 1 time each year for spring start. Please see website for up to date admission deadlines. Applicants to the MEPN degree programs are reviewed after the published deadlines. The plan of study for the MEPN program is a total of 5 semesters of full-time study with courses offered fall, spring, and summer.  Program requirements must be completed within 4 years.

  Our new Master’s Entry to Practice Nursing (MEPN) will prepare non-nurse baccalaureate prepared individuals to enter the nursing profession as master’s degree graduate

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares you to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings, skills that are in high demand with rising patient acuity and a growing elderly population.

The primary care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares you to provide primary health care across the patient lifespan.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program prepares you to provide holistic, mental health care integrating neuroscientific principles of behavior, experience and psychopharmacology with psychotherapy, consultation and trauma-related care across the patient lifespan.

The Nursing Administration program prepares you to manage the delivery of nursing and healthcare services across diverse healthcare settings.

 The Nursing Informatics program prepares you to identify and manage health care data to support clinicians and patients in decision making and improve health outcomes

MSN Frequently Asked Questions


Change of Program or Major

After the student has been admitted to an MSN, or CGS program, the program or major may be changed. Both the existing Program Director and the Program Director from the “new” program must approve this transfer. Some graduate programs require essays and/or interviews; this is up to the discretion of the “new” program.  Requests will be evaluated on a space available basis and may require a delay in the program of study.   

If both Program Directors approve the transfer, the Update Request Form (URF) must be submitted to the Graduate School.   Along with Update Request Form, current students will submit new recommendations and updated goal statement for the new program requested.  Students who missed a semester will also need to submit an updated nursing license and update CastleBranch information.  There may be additional program specific requirements.  (Alert: submission of this form puts a hold on registration and suspends the existing program of study.)

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