The College of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares diverse healthcare professionals who are collaborative providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally-competent and compassionate care.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Auburn University at Montgomery College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a Master of Science in Nursing, a Family Nurse Practitioner track, and a Nurse Educator for Interprofessional Practice track.

The candidate must complete the Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Graduate Studies online application first. Application link is: Graduate Application  After completing the AUM Graduate Studies admission application, the School of Nursing is notified of the candidate’s application. Ms. Audrey Shaw, the Academic Advisor for School of Nursing (SON) Graduate Programs will contact the candidate.

Applications to the Auburn Montgomery MSN Program are invited from October through December for Summer Admission.
AUM Summer Incentive Scholarship

Admission requirements to the CONHS School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  Program:

1. Hold an earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with an upper division nursing major from a program accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing(ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

2. Evidence of an unencumbered registered nurse license in applicant’s state with license number to practice.

3. Current Professional Resume
         Include the following:
            • Educational background including institutions, degree(s) awarded, degree(s) in progress, dates of                                degree(s) awarded, and/or anticipated date of receiving degree(s), if applicable
            • Relevant employment history, including:
                   o Job title (including unit), job description, and relevant duties performed for each position
                   o Employment dates of each position
                   o Location of employer for each position
            • Community service or volunteer experience
            • Any awards, publications, presentations, certifications, and professional organization memberships
            • Evidence of leadership and career progression

4. Personal Statement: The personal statement should address:
            • Career goals after attaining a MSN degree
            • Reflection on candidate’s plan for success in the MSN program
            • Potential contributions to the profession after attaining a MSN

      Both the writing style (i.e. grammar, punctuation, spelling, word use) and content of the personal statement will  
      be considered in the overall evaluation of the application to the program. Please double space, Times New                  Roman 12 inch font, one inch margins.

5. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including community colleges, even if a degree was not awarded.
            • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for both the nursing courses and overall GPA

6. Three professional references: Reference form will be provided after applying by Ms. Audrey Shaw, Graduate Academic Adviser.

     Examples of professional references:
            • A current clinical supervisor or nurse manager who has direct knowledge of the candidate’s skills in the clinical setting and how those skills will translate into the role of advanced practice Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.
            • A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor who can provide a meaningful assessment of the candidate’s academic record. If the candidate has been out of school for five years or more, a nurse educator or clinical instructor can provide the academic recommendation.
            • A practicing clinical nursing professional, or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), who has served as a mentor and can address the candidate’s abilities as a registered nurse and the candidate’s potential to become an advanced practice Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.

7. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required if English is not the first language. Auburn University Montgomery TOEFL code is 1036. Please see admission requirements for AUM Graduate Studies for International students under Admission Graduate Studies International Students for further information.

Application availability and deadline
Applications are accepted beginning October 1 and close January 18, 2019. Apply Now Graduate application
Classes will begin summer 2019.
The Graduate Admission, Progression, and Graduation (G-APG) Committee performs a holistic review of each applicant. If selected for an interview the candidate will be notified around the first of February. Interview dates will be February 8, 2019 and February 15, 2019. Interviews will be conducted either face to face or via technology.
Decision letters will be sent around March 1, 2019.

MSN Plans of Study
The MSN Program is an online program, however, students will come to campus for intensive experiences. Campus intensive experiences will be pre-arranged for activities such as orientation, evaluation, and simulation experiences.
     Family Nurse Practitioner
     Nurse Educator for Interprofessional Practice
Graduate Certificate
     Nurse Educator

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