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.

Graduate applications for Summer 2021 will be accepted beginning August 1, 2020

Apply online through the AUM Admissions Graduate Application

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. 

Applications to the Auburn Montgomery MSN Program are accepted beginning August 1, 2020 for Summer 2021 Program.

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 (i
nclude the following):
o 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

o 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

o Community service or volunteer experience

Any awards, publications, presentations, certifications, and professional organization memberships

Evidence of leadership and career progression

4. Personal Statement (please review this document for requirements)

5. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including community colleges, even if a degree was not awarded
o 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. 
Examples of professional references:

o 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.

o 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.

o 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

Applications are accepted beginning August 1, 2020. Apply Now Graduate application
Classes begin Summer 2021.

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 Track Plan of Study
Family Nurse Practitioner Track with Nurse Educator Certificate Plan of Study
Nurse Educator for Interprofessional Practice Plan of Study

Certificate Programs
Nurse Educator Certificate Plan of Study
Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Plan of Study
Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Curriculum

Student Handbook
Please visit the student handbooks webpage.

For more information, please contact the Academic Advisor and Recruiting Manager at gradnursing@aum.eduDon't forget to connect with us on Facebook!