Our new Master’s Entry to Practice Nursing (MEPN) will prepare non-nurse baccalaureate-prepared
individuals to enter the nursing profession as master’s degree graduates.
Application are accepted May 1 - Sept 1 for spring entry.
Want to learn more? View our Ask The Expert video session with Director of Graduate Admissions, Scott Ranges and Graduate Program faculty.
This unique program provides the opportunity to gain education and experience as a
direct-care provider of nursing in a variety of settings. Graduates will be eligible
to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).
The MEPN program is a total of 70 credits over 5 consecutive semesters. The MEPN program
offers courses through a combination of synchronous face-to-face classes, required
clinical experiences in SC Midlands area, and online courses.
Full-time plan of study, on-campus with in-person clinicals required in SC Midlands
NURS 709 - Pathophysiological Concepts for Nursing Practice
NURS 711 - Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice
NURS 712 - Health Assessment for Nursing Practice +
NURS 713 - Nursing Practice Fundamentals + *
NURS 700 - Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing A
NURS 721 - Gerontological Nursing Care #
NURS 714 - Maternal/Newborn Nursing Practice *
NURS 715 - Pediatric Nursing Practice *
NURS 730 – Population Health Nursing
NURS 723 - Medical Surgical Nursing Practice I *
NURS 729 - Psychiatric Nursing Practice *
NURS 745 - Nursing Ethics, Policy & Advocacy A
NURS 746 - Informatics, Technology, and Emerging Issues B
NURS 726 - Medical Surgical Nursing Practice II *
NURS 750 - Transition to Nursing Practice I
NURS 789 - Statistical and Research Methods for Nursing Practice A
NURS 791 - Seminar in Nursing Research B
NURS 720 - A Clinical Applications of Population Analysis A
NURS 747 - Leadership and Safety for Nursing Practice
NURS 748 - Care Coordination and Outcomes Management in Nursing Practice
NURS 751 - Transition to Nursing Practice II +
Total 70 credits / 784 direct clinical hours +on campus immersion *course requires clinical hours #course offered in 5- week Summer term only Aindicates A term, B indicates B term. If not noted, full semester course.
Bachelor's Degree from a nationally accredited program
Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from previous undergraduate course work
Three professional references - The professional recommendation form should come from
individuals with a master’s or higher in a healthcare field who can evaluate your
potential for success in a graduate program. (Letters of recommendation cannot be
used in lieu of our recommendation form.) Recommendations from family members are
A personal goal statement that reflects MSN program outcomes
Current curriculum vitae or resume
GRE not required
*Pre-requisite courses: Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2 with lab (ex. BIOL 243, BIOL
243L, BIOL 244, BIOL 244L), Microbiology with Lab (ex. BIOL 250, BIOL 250L), Chemistry
with Lab (ex. CHEM 102, CHEM 102L or CHEM 111, CHEM111L, CHEM 112, and CHEM 112L)
and Human Growth and Development (ex. PSYC 420). Courses should be completed at a
regionally accredited university. Please check our Transfer Table for equivalent courses.
NOTE: Anyone admitted to the MEPN program must complete Basic Life Support** CPR certification
prior to the start of the program.
*All pre-requisites must have been completed in the last 10 years with a C or greater
grade. Please check with academic advisor regarding specific courses/timeframe.
** One of the following is required: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare
Provider course OR American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider course OR
American Red Cross BLS/CPR for Healthcare OR Military Training Network Healthcare
Provider (in accordance with the curriculum of the American Heart Association for
the BLS for the Healthcare Provider).
The Graduate School coordinates online applications to our master's and doctoral programs. There may
be supporting materials that are required along with your online application for graduate
admission, so be sure to review the requirements before you apply.
The MEPN program accepts students for spring entry.
Admission cycle for spring entry: Application opens – May 1 Early decision deadline – July 1 Final decision deadline – September 1
Eboni Herbert Harris, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, is board certified as a family nurse
practitioner and nurse educator. She has practiced in a variety of settings including
hospice, physical medicine and rehabilitation, urgent care, most recently with special
needs populations. She is passionate about student success and mentoring student leaders.