Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN)
- October 1st for Spring Admission
- March 1st for Summer Admission
- May 1st for Fall Admission
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered online and based on TROY campuses in Montgomery, Troy, and Phenix City. The MSN is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The MSN program prepares nurses for advanced practice roles as Nursing Informatics Specialists and Family Nurse Practitioners. The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate option is available for MSN-prepared nurses. Admissions to the clinical nurse specialist in Adult Gerontology Nursing track is on hold at this time.
The MSN degree is awarded on completion of course work with a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA), fulfillment of candidacy requirements and successful completion of the required comprehensive examination. A certificate of completion is awarded to those who complete the Post Masters FNP Certificate option.
Students may enroll for full-time or part-time study. Students are accepted for admission to all tracks for part-time study every semester or full-time study in the fall semester.В The program is offered online. Courses are offered online with clinical experiences.
Applicants residing outside of Alabama:В
Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Troy University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Troy University distance education programs may not be available in all states.
Admission Process / Criteria
Persons seeking admission to the MSN program must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, Troy University and the School of Nursing.
- Submit Application for Admission with a $50.00 application fee.
- In addition, a $20.00 application fee to the School of Nursing is required prior to actual enrollment in any School of Nursing program.
- Submit a completed Supplemental Information Sheet.
- Have official transcripts submitted directly from all colleges attended.
- Have official MAT or GRE test scores submitted directly to Troy University.
- Submit proof of current unencumbered RN licensure in the state where clinical course requirements will be met.
- Submit two letters of professional reference.
Admission Requirements for MSN Program:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE).
- Acceptable undergraduate grade-point average (see Troy University Graduate Catalog).
- Acceptable scores on the MAT or GRE (see Troy University Graduate Catalog).
- Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
- Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state where clinical course requirements will be met. В
- Two letters of professional reference.
- Ability to perform Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression.
- Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.
The application and all supporting documents must be completed and on file in order to be reviewed by the MSN Admission Committee. The application along with all supporting documentation should be mailed to:В Troy University, Office of Admissions, College of Health and Human Services, 340 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, ALВ 36104.
For more information regarding admission requirements or to request an application for admission to Troy University, please contact the Office of Admissions, School of Nursing, 340 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, ALВ 36104, call (334) 834-2320, or complete the online Information Request form.В This form may be submitted electronically or printed and mailed to the School of Nursing.
Troy University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, color, race, national origin, religion, or handicap in admission or access to its programs.
Clinical Requirements and Forms
All students enrolling in a clinical nursing course must have current, written documentation of the following clinical requirements:
- Current unencumbered licensure as an RN for the state in which you will be having clinical experiences.
- Professional liability insurance purchased through Troy University.
- Annual physical exam with TB skin test indicating sound health.
- Results of serum titers for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B indicating immune status.
- Proof of BCLS certification (ACLS certification is acceptable).
- Verification of current personal health insurance.
- Negative drug screen certified by LabCorp Laboratories through Certified Background.
- Clear criminal background check through Certified Background.
- Signed OSHA training acknowledgement form.
- Signed HIPAA training acknowledgement form.
- Signed Permission to Release Records form.
- Signed Disclosure Statement.
- Signed acknowledgement of Core Performance Standards.
- All evidence documents must be valid from the time of registration through the end of the semester.
OSHA Training: Provide proof of training from employer or click on link to view slide presentation:В
OSHA Program FVHCA
HIPAA Training: Provide proof of training from employer or click on link to view slide presentation:В
HIPAA Program FVHCA
Do not submit any documents prior to the semester before you begin clinicals. You will be given instructions to upload documents to TYPHONВ®
Forms submitted one time only prior to beginning clinicals:
Form that must be updated each semester while in clinical courses:
Forms that usually require updating during clinical courses:
Other documentation required:В copy of RN license, BCLS or ACLS card, Titers: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, background check, and drug screen.
TheВ Preceptor Information formВ is provided as a Word document. Download the form, type in the required information, save the form, and send as email attachment to designated faculty.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Track
Admissions to the Adult-Gerontology CNS track are currently on hold.
The MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist track offers Advanced Adult/Gerontology Nursing.В The MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist track requires completion of 39 semester hours. В Graduates are qualified to sit for the national certification examination.
Courses in the Clinical Nurse Specialist track are offered online and are based on TROY campuses in Montgomery, Troy, and Phenix City, AL.В A learning resource center and computer services are available at all sites.В Various settings and facilities may be utilized for clinical experiences.
Students are accepted for admission to the Clinical Nurse Specialist track for part-time study every semester or full-time study in the Fall semester. Students are required to begin the clinical sequence in the spring semester.В
- Innovative individualized clinical preceptorships
- Support courses to help students develop their role as nursing specialists
- Increased professional leadership skills
- Completion of the course of study in 4 semesters of full-time or 6 В semesters of part-time study