Application Requirements and Process
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Application Requirements and Process for Master of Science in Nursing Program

Priority Admissions Deadlines

Fall Admissions - April 1

Spring Admissions - October 1

Summer Admissions - February 1


All applicants for the MSN at APSU must first apply to TN eCampus for review and referral to APSU.   MSN TN eCampus online application:

Once you have received confirmation of home school assignment, complete the Graduate Admissions Application and pay the $45.00 non-refundable application fee. Application for admission to APSU

Application is not complete until all listed items are submitted:

For the RN-MSN bridge option:

Show verification of the A.S. degree or diploma and a BS. in another field will be required with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For the post-master’s certificate:

A post-master’s applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the Master’s degree. The Bachelor’s degree GPA will also be considered. Post Master’s students choosing the FNP option will be required to provide proof of completion of Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours), Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours), and Advanced Physical Assessment (3/1 credit hours). If the student has not successfully completed the required courses, or the courses taken are not comparable to those required by the MSN program at APSU, the student will be required to complete those before beginning the clinical components of the curriculum.

 International Admission Requirements

Information concerning international students including requirements, can be found at Office of International Student Services


The Master of Science in Nursing program admits for all terms governed by admission deadline dates through the APSU main campus. Admission decisions for APSU are made by the admissions committee in the School of Nursing. Admission decision will be rendered from APSU’s School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee.