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Master's Entry to Practice Nursing: Nursing, M.S.N.

College of Nursing

A Master's Entry to Practice Nursing (MEPN) prepares a graduate with a previously earned bachelor’s degree to enter the nursing profession in a variety of settings.

The MEPN degree is a way adult learners can pursue nursing as a second career. Rather than earning a second undergraduate degree, non-nursing degree holders can become a nurse in a shorter amount of time and earn a higher level master’s degree.

Program Highlights

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    Specialized Education

    Train in a program with two National League of Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designations.

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    Learning Innovations

    Develop clinical skills in the college’s innovative, teaching-education accredited Clinical Simulation Center.

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    Program Excellence

    Be prepared for the field and employment in a program with a Top 1% NCLEX pass rate in the nation.

What You’ll Study

The program utilizes a combination of course delivery methods including synchronous face-to-face classes, required clinical experiences in the Midlands area and online courses. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Treat Injuries

    Providing medical care to individuals who have been injured or harmed

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Cultural Awareness

    Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs

  • Responsibility

    Being accountable for one's actions and decisions and fulfilling obligations and duties

    Understand Complexity

    Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Direct Care Provider
  • Nurse

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Hospital
  • Physician's Office
  • School
  • Nursing Home

I always knew I wanted to further my education and start a career in healthcare but was unsure of the specific field at the start of undergrad. I have worked in pharmacy for a long time, and I wanted a different direct impact of patient care.

Sabrina Denson
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