Nursing, M.S.N.

The M.S.N. is an innovative and flexible online program that prepares the professional nurse for leadership, advanced nursing roles, and doctoral studies (including a cooperative doctorate with The University of Florida). The M.S.N. consists of 39 semester hours of coursework. Students may select from the two areas of specialization. Nursing Education prepares students for employment in an academic or community/hospital/agency setting, while Nursing Leadership & Management prepares students for employment in an administrative/management position in the health care industry.


Nursing Leadership & Management
Nursing Education

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests: GRE or MAT 
• An earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an NLN or CCNE accredited nursing program with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework on the BSN. 
• Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better 
• Submission of letter of intent addressing how an MSN will help you attain your professional and personal goals 
• Three professional/academic recommendation letters 
• Possess a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice nursing in a state or territory of the United States 
• Submission of current curriculum vita (CV) / resume 


Department Contact

Dr. Angela Blackburn
Advisor, Department of Nursing

Phone: (850) 473-7757

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