New nursing master’s program announced for non-majors

Bowling Green nursing student Barbara Morrow, 32, right, waits to begin her clinicals for the day on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. 

Lily Burris

The School of Nursing and Allied Health announced a new master’s degree in nursing program for those with a bachelor’s degree in another program, according to a press release.

The Master Entry Professional Nursing (MEPN) concentration is a “fast track” for students to earn their MSN and RN license in two years, according to the release. The program is a Joint Undergraduate Master Program (JUMP) and the next application cycle deadline is Feb. 1, 2020, according to the release.

“After fulfilling 3 pre-requisite courses, this accelerated year-round program allows qualified individuals to graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing following completion of 2 years of full-time study,” said the flyer attached to the release.

The requirements for the program include a bachelor’s degree that is not in nursing, not being a licensed RN, a cumulative bachelor’s GPA of 3.0, at least six credit hours in Human Anatomy & Physiology, at least three credit hours in Human Nutrition, and a HESI pre-entrance nursing exam score of 80 or more, according to the release. English as a second language applications must meet the minimum TOEFL scores.

“Our six-semester curriculum includes face to face and online instruction, with face to face classes meeting in Bowling Green, KY and clinical placements occurring in KY or TN,” the flyer said.

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