Admission Criteria for the AU/AUM Joint MSN Program)

Potential students must meet all the criteria listed in the current Auburn University Graduate School bulletin (http://bulletin.auburn.edu). Students may be admitted under two classifications. These are approved and provisional. Approved admissions meet all the criteria listed for the Graduate School and any additional criteria of the department, school or college. Provisional admissions have one semester to complete the requirements for approved admission. Students with provisional admission may not register for the next semester without completing any requirements or by approval of the MSN Program Director. This would only happen under exceptional circumstances.
Admission to the program is competitive and enrollment is limited. Only applications meeting the application deadlines will be considered for either category of admission.

  • A bachelor of science degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Good academic standing from the last university attended
  • Successful completion (C or better) of an undergraduate statistics course
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Unencumbered license as a registered nurse
  • Three letters of reference
  • Current resume
  • Essay on the reason for seeking the MSN

School of Nursing Specific Admission information

  • Students who meet all criteria for approved admission (packet completed and meet above criteria) will be considered first for admission.
  • Students who will be completing their BSN during the semester before admission may ask for a waiver of the unencumbered license as a registered nurse. This license must be obtained during the first 6 weeks of the first semester of study if the waiver is granted. Any student who does not successfully obtain an RN license at the end of 6 weeks will be administratively un-enrolled from any courses with clinical hours. They may continue in courses that do not require clinical and will be moved to part-time status. These students will be considered based on their GPA on their current transcript. The BSN must be completed before classes start.
  • Students may be interviewed by the MSN admission committee and other faculty and/or community members during the times designated.

Students must complete the intent to enroll form and packet material within 15 days of email notification of admission or their spot may be given to another applicant.

Students may be required to provide a background check. All materials required by the Auburn University and the School of Nursing must be completed before the first day of classes. All graduate students in the MSN program admitted beginning summer 2011 must receive a grade of at least a B in all courses and may only repeat a course one time.

Last Updated: June 27, 2012

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