Graduate Admissions RN to MS Program

The RN to MS bridge program is available to RNs with considerable practice experience and an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program.  Candidates must have a minimum of one  year post-licensure experience with two years experience preferred for the nurse practitioner specialty area.  Students applying under this option have additional prerequisite course work that must be completed prior to beginning any master’s level nursing course work.

Application deadlines

Spring – September 15
Fall – February 1


Talk to an Adviser

Office of Academic Assistance
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
811 Urban Life Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: (404) 413- 1000

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The Master of Science program is open to registered nurses who wish to continue their education by obtaining an advanced degree.

There are two admission options:

  • RNs with a baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • RNs prepared at the associate or diploma level who have had outstanding practice experience and professional involvements.

RNs who do not have a baccalaureate degree in nursing must complete additional undergraduate coursework as prerequisites to master’s coursework. The determination of required undergraduate coursework is based on an evaluation of each applicant’s past academic work and on current undergraduate requirements for the baccalaureate in nursing program.

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