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Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

The Auburn University at Montgomery College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, available totally online The MSN has two program options, or tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Nurse Educator for Interprofessional Practice.

Family Nurse Practitioner Track Plan of Study

Nurse Educator for Interprofessional Practice Track Plan of Study

The MSN is an online program, but students will come to campus for intensive experiences which will be pre-arranged for activities such as orientation, evaluation, and simulation experiences.

Graduates from the MSN program are prepared to sit for the certification examination appropriate for each specific program option.

Family Nurse Practitioner Track with Nurse Educator Certificate Plan of Study

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences also offers post-graduate certificate programs designed to prepare students with a previous MSN degree for careers in another advanced nursing specialty area.

Nurse Educator Certificate Plan of Study

Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Plan of Study

Stay current with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences on Facebook. For more information and admission requirements, please visit the student handbooks webpage. Or, contact the Academic Advisor and Recruiting Manager at gradnursing@aum.edu.

Program Requirements

  1. Hold an earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with an upper division nursing major from a program accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or the
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing(ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
  2. Evidence of an unencumbered registered nurse license in the applicant’s state with license number to practice.
  3. Current professional resume (include the following):
    • Educational background including institutions, degree(s) awarded, degree(s) in progress, dates of degree(s) awarded, and/or anticipated date of receiving degree(s), if applicable
    • Relevant employment history, including job title (including unit), job description, and relevant duties performed for each position. Also include the following:
      • Employment dates of each position
      • Location of employer for each position
      • Community service or volunteer experience
      • Any awards, publications, presentations, certifications, and professional organization memberships
      • Evidence of leadership and career progression
  4. Personal Statement. Both the writing style (i.e. grammar, punctuation, spelling, word use) and content of the personal statement will be considered in the overall evaluation of the application to the program. Please double space, Times New Roman 12 inch
    font, one inch margins.The personal statement should address:

    • Career goals after attaining a MSN degree
    • Reflection on candidate’s plan for success in the MSN program
    • Potential contributions to the profession after attaining a MSN
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including community colleges, even if a degree was not awarded
    • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for both the nursing courses and overall GPA
  6. Three professional references: Reference form will be provided after applying. Examples of professional references:
    • A current clinical supervisor or nurse manager who has direct knowledge of the candidate’s skills in the clinical setting and how those skills will translate into the role of advanced practice Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.
    • professor, faculty member, or academic advisor who can provide a meaningful assessment of the candidate’s academic record. If the candidate has been out of school for five years or more, a nurse educator or clinical instructor can provide the academic
      recommendation.
    • A practicing clinical nursing professional, or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), who has served as a mentor and can address the candidate’s abilities as a registered nurse and the candidate’s potential to become an advanced practice Family Nurse
      Practitioner or Nurse Educator.
  7. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required if English is not the first language. Auburn University at Montgomery TOEFL code is 1036. Please see admission requirements for AUM Graduate Studies for International students under Admission
    Graduate Studies International Students for further information.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences also offers post-graduate certificate programs designed to prepare students with a previous MSN degree for careers in another advanced nursing specialty area: Nurse Educator Certificate and Post-graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Nursing
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(334) 244-3527
sstewa22@aum.edu

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