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Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of Mount Olive provides nurses who want to assume a position as a nurse administrator the ability to complete their degree online. The entire MSN program is 100% asynchronous online allowing a working RN with varying shifts the ability to complete their coursework when their schedules will allow. No GRE or MAT assessment required.

The program offers a Nursing Administration concentration and can be completed in as few as four consecutive semesters or 15 months. During your studies, you will receive a head start in your professional preparation with the opportunity to co-author and publish a peer-reviewed journal article with your collaborative mentor and nursing professor. You will have a unique four course nursing research sequence allowing you to research, write, and publish your thesis.

Upon completion of the MSN program, you will be academically prepared for the Nurse Executive Advanced Certification exam.

Classes are limited to 15 students, allowing personal attention from experienced nursing faculty with nursing administration experience. Admission is offered year-round with spring, summer, and fall semesters. Your personal Admissions Representative, Nursing Faculty Advisor, and Financial Aid Advisor will walk you through everything from your first course through graduation.

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at the University of Mount Olive is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

PROGRAM FORMAT

  • Complete your coursework online at the time and place that is convenient for you.
  • The 100% online nursing community offers a community of learners, including alumni, who serve as mentors.
  • Students are required to attend a one-day “MSN Residency” at the main UMO campus each semester [the first Tuesday of each semester]. This is a great opportunity to meet your classmates and faculty, learn about new resources, address questions, and network.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a free application online at www.umo.edu/apply.
  • Submit official BSN transcripts to the Dean of Graduate Studies, 634 Henderson Street Mount Olive, NC 28365. If you are a graduate of the UMO BSN program, transcripts are not required.
  • Must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN or BAN) degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.00 may be considered for application with the addition of a personal statement and current resume documenting 5 years of working experience. Personal statements should address both the importance and relevance of obtaining an MSN as well as specifically address both why former grades were achieved, and what has changed that will allow the applicant to be academically successful.
  • Submit a collaborative mentor form with your application. Click here to download the form. You will choose a collaborative mentor who is currently working as a nurse administrator, who holds an MSN degree (minimum), and has an active unencumbered RN license to practice in the state of North Carolina.
  • Submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume.

To learn more about the MSN program, please call (919) 299-4930 or email online@umo.edu.

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