Online Master of Science in Nursing Admission Criteria

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program at Bluefield College will be competitive and limited to candidates capable of performing on the graduate level. Applicants must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
  • An unencumbered RN license in a U.S. jurisdiction;
  • At least 2,000 hours of registered nurse experience (one year of full-time clinical experience);
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate study which includes the following undergraduate courses with a course grade of “C” or better with 3 hours minimum: nursing research, health assessment, pathophysiology and statistics;
  • A Personal Statement of Goals and Objectives—typed (limited two pages-APA);
  • An official undergraduate transcript(s) and current vita/resume to the registrar;
  • Three satisfactory recommendations (two professional from nursing colleagues and one personal);
  • Availability for an interview;
  • A completed admission application;
  • Applicable fees; and,
  • Computer literacy (being able to use Microsoft Word, navigate the Internet, retrieve information from websites and engage online).
Post Master Certificate Admission
  • Master of Science in Nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program;
  • 3.0 GPA;
  • An unencumbered RN license in a U.S. jurisdiction;
  • All official transcripts and current vita/resume to the registrar;
  • Three satisfactory recommendations (two professional from nursing colleagues and one personal);
  • Availability for an interview;
  • A completed admission application;
  • Applicable fees; and,
  • Computer literacy (being able to use Microsoft Word, navigate the Internet, retrieve information from websites and engage online).

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