RNs who graduated from a diploma program or obtained their Associate or Bachelor's degree in Nursing from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on an individual basis, as will applicants whose baccalaureate degree is not in nursing.
Progression through the program anticipates that the student will:
1. Repeat only one course for any reason only once.
2. Earn a grade of B or higher in each course.
3. Complete within 5 years if holding a B.S. degree
4. Complete within 7 years if holding an A.S. degree
AdventHealth University will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Master of Science Degree in Nursing when they have met the general requirements for graduation (see Graduation in the "Academic Information" section in the Academic Catalog) and when they:
- Complete a minimum of 32 trimester hours of applicable credits
- Complete the prescribed course of study for the degree with a minimum nursing GPA of 3.0 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Achieve a minimum grade of "B" (3.0) in each nursing, cognate, and general education course
Note: AdventHealth University does not accept transfer of graduate course credits to meet requirements for its professional clinical graduate programs
Readmission after a Break in the Program
Students who have not matriculated for one-two trimesters may resume their studies after consulting with an advisor first, with proof of current licensure. Students who were not enrolled in course work for three or more trimesters must apply for readmission by completing a new application process. The program guidelines for the current Academic Catalog will apply. Students are not normally readmitted after dismissal.
All students must participate in a series of core classes, which contain material expected of all MSN graduates. Students may choose either the Administration and Leadership, Education, or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track. Courses are offered as 7-week or 14-week courses during each trimester.
Students with a BSN, and students who have completed the bridge courses by studying full-time (7-9 credits per trimester), may complete the MSN degree within two (2) years. The MSN may be completed as a part-time option, based on the individualized plan of study.
Practicum experiences are a part of the Administrative and Leadership and Education Tracks. These experiences include a variety of activities in collaboration with the advisor's recommendation, divided between two to three terms, or in the final trimester after preparatory course work completion.
Intensive and Check-off Experiences
The FNP students are required to attend campus twice during the Advanced Health Assessment course. This includes a 5-day, on-campus Intensive experiences prior to the beginning of the Assessment course. Intensives will include instruction and evaluation of advanced physical assessment using simulation and task-trainers. In addition, an on-campus, 2-day check-off assessment examination will be required by all FNP students towards the end of the trimester, to pass the MSNP 535: Advanced Health Assessment course.