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Degree Offerings and Requirements


Degree Offerings

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Admission to Maryville University
  • ACT composite score of 23 (ACT scores not required for transfeRr students having completed more than 24 college credits)
  • Minimum cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A TOEFL score of 550 with no subscore under 50 for students for whom English is a second language. Undergraduate TOEFL test takers after September 24, 2005, who take the revised TOEFL will be admitted into the Nursing program with a speaking sub-score of 23, writing sub-score of 20 and reading and listening scores of 21 or higher, and a combined score of 85 or higher.
  • Advanced placement in the program is available for transfer students with college credit in nursing courses.  Science courses must have been completed within the last seven years.
  • Documentation of health requirements, background checks and a urine drug screen must be acceptable prior to clinical coursework.

RN to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Admission to Maryville University
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • A TOEFL score of 550 with no subscore under 50 for students for whom English is a second language. Undergraduate TOEFL test takers after September 24, 2005, who take the revised TOEFL will be admitted into the Nursing program with a speaking sub-score of 23, writing sub-score of 20 and reading and listening scores of 21 or higher, and a combined score of 85 or higher.
  • Documentation of health requirements
  • FAST TRACK: ACT composite score of 23. Minimum cumulative high school and college GPAs of 3.0 .

Students entering the nursing program with a current nursing degree from a country other than the United States must request an evaluation from the Commission on Graduates from Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).

Students who are accepted into the program must adhere to the student policies outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook. Background checks and a urinary drug screen must be acceptable prior to clinical coursework.

Master of Science in Nursing

Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education

  • BSN from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited program*
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a registered nurse is required for the Adult Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner programs
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States
  • Three letters of recommendation (a minimum of one academic, one clinical)
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • 500 word essay describing your interest in becoming a nurse practitioner or nurse educator as well as your philosophy of graduate nursing education.

Doctorate of Nursing Pratice (DNP)

Post-MSN

  • MS or MSN from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Current board certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Minimum of 3.5 GPA in Master’s program in nursing on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation (suggest a minimum of one academic, one clinical)
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • 500 word essay, typed and double-spaced, addressing the following topic:
    • Describe an issue in your current practice that would lend itself to scholarly inquiry
  • An interview may be requested.

Post-BSN

  • BSN from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States
  • CGPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation (a minimum of one academic, one clinical)
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • 500 word essay, typed and double-spaced, addressing the following:
    • Provide a rationale for your decision to pursue graduate studies in nursing and give your philosophy of nursing.
  • An interview may be requested.

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