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Graduate School

Master of Science in Nursing

Program Requirements  Program Application Additional Program Application Required?
GRE must be less than 5 years old with a minimum score:
Verbal 140; Quantitative 140; Analytical 2.5

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) with a Baccalaureate in Nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Applicants must hold a current, unencumbered, registered nurse (RN) license and have two (2) years minimum work experience as a RN



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Frequently Asked Questions

What subject areas can I study?
There are two concentrations included in this degree offering:  one as a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and the second as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP). 

The CNL concentration will prepare graduates for management decision making skills required by healthcare agencies providing care for gerontology patients.   The program focuses on acquisition of management skills including human resource management, fiscal management, and quality management to improve health care outcomes for older patients in a variety of health care settings.

The AGNP concentration will prepare graduates for advanced nursing practice, providing primary health care needs for adults and geriatric patients.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to obtain national certification and advanced practice licensure allowing them to practice in primary health care settings providing health promotion, disease prevention, and care management of adult and geriatric patients.

How long is the program?
The program is 36 credit hours for the CNL concentration.  Full-time students typically finish in two years.

What are the clinical requirements?
Graduate nursing students are required to complete clinical hours under the direct supervision of an approved clinical preceptor during the curriculum.  The CNL concentration will complete a minimum of 400 clinical contact hours. 

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
We recommend that you submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of published deadlines. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, click here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Nursing, M.S.



The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing offers a seamless approach for the AD prepared nurse to complete the BSN degree and move into the MSN program smoothly.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Rhonda Hensley
Associate Director Graduate Nursing Program
Kitty Degree School of Nursing
Kitty Degree Hall 129