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.
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).
Full-time plan of study, on-campus
76 total credits over 5 consecutive semesters
In-person clinicals required in SC Midlands area
Bachelor's Degree from a nationally accredited program
Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from previous undergraduate course work
Three (3) letters of reference
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)
*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.
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. Applications are accepted May
1 - September 1 for spring 2022 entry.
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.
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