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
Adventist University of Health Sciences 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: Adventist University of Health Sciences 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 participate in a series of core classes which contain material expected of all MSN graduates, regardless of focus. Students are to choose between a focus in Leadership/Management or in Education. The following tables introduce the student to the names, course numbers, credits and course descriptions of available courses.
Courses are offered in rotation, and thus, students may take them in any order. Note that some classes are offered as 7-week concentrated courses, while others extend over the whole 14- week trimester.
Students holding a BSN and A.S. graduates that have completed the bridge courses, by studying full time (7-9 credits per trimester) can complete the degree in 2 years. It is recognized that many students have family obligations and work responsibilities and may choose to pace themselves a little more slowly.
The program includes a variety of immersion experiences. The most intense are the following which can be taken at the student’s discretion - all in the final term or divided between 2-3 terms after completing appropriate preparatory course work.