The RN MSN Program is available for registered nurses who are
graduates of associate degree or diploma nursing programs.
Clayton State participates in the Georgia Statewide Articulation
The program can be completed full time in
six semesters. Students taking classes on a part time basis must
complete the undergraduate portion of the program within five
years and the graduate curriculum within an additional five
years. Students will be admitted to the program after they have
completed all of their core requirements. If they have an ASN
degree from a Georgia school, they will receive 31 block credits
for their nursing courses, per articulation agreement. If they
have a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing, they
may receive 60 credits in transfer for their core requirements.
CSU requires 120 credits for graduation with a BS degree and an
credits for a Master’s degree.
The RN MSN program is an accelerated
curriculum which uses BSN courses to bridge into the MSN
program. If students do not qualify for admission to the graduate school,
they will transfer into the RN-BSN program for an additional
nine semester hours to obtain the BSN degree. Upon graduation,
students completion the RN MSN curriculum will earn both the BSN and MSN degree.
Admission requirements for the RN MSN program shall include but not be limited to the following:
Candidates to the RN MSN program must meet the admission requirements of Clayton State University; however, admission to Clayton State University does not constitute admission to the School of Nursing. The admission requirements shall include a completed nursing program application, official TOEFL score if applicable, health records, and transcripts of previous academic work. These are to be submitted to the School of Nursing.
During the second semester of BSN program, students are required
to submit official GRE score.
RN MSN Program Specific Progression requirements: