About this program
The ELMSN is a seven-semester program that provides the opportunity for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing discipline to learn the theoretical and applied skills necessary for the professional practice of nursing. Upon completion of this program, students will be awarded a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
The application deadline is January 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 admission.
A limited number of scholarships for ELMSN students are available through employers or organizations such as the American Cancer Society or the Veteran's Administration. For information and application forms, call the Financial Aid Office at 651-793-1414 or contact them via the university website.
The Master of Science in Nursing program at Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The ELMSN program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). Graduates from this program are allowed to waive the post-graduate holistic nursing practice and continuing holistic nursing education requirements if they take the certification exam in holistic nursing within 2 years of graduation. Upon licensure as an RN, graduates are eligible for Public Health Nursing Registration in the state of Minnesota.