Master of Science in Nursing

Degree choices

  • The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner – As a FNP you will be qualified to be the healthcare provider for families and individuals of all ages.
  • The MSN Nursing Leadership and Management – You will be prepared to lead nursing in a collaborative healthcare environment.

Admission Requirements for MSN Program

MSN FNP Summer 2021 Start is on May 10. Applications due by April 5.

MSN FNP Fall 2021 Start is on August 23. Applications due by July 26.

In addition to the general requirements for admissions stated in the Graduate Admissions section of this Catalog, admission decisions to the graduate nursing program will be based on a composite of the following:

  1. Evidence of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited nursing program.
  2. Minimum Cumulative and nursing GPA of 3.0.
  3. Undergraduate courses in physical assessment and research methods.
  4. Minimum of one year of full-time work experience in nursing within the past five years.
  5. An interview may be requested by the admissions committee.

In order to apply students must submit the following to the Brenau Office of Admissions (Brenau Graduate Nursing no longer requires the GRE):

  1. Our electronic application, which students can find on our website at;
  2. Two professional references.
  3. Resume and Personal Statement.
  4. Current RN nursing license. Fax RN License to the Brenau Admissions Office at (770) 718-5338;
  5. Applicants should request a copy of their Official Transcript(s) from all previous institutions. Have the transcript(s) sent directly to the Brenau Office of Admissions at 500 Washington Street, SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Applications are evaluated based on all of the admission requirements. Brenau may consider an applicant who does not meet [all] stated requirements, but who, in the opinion of the appropriate department, may be a good candidate for admission to the University. In such cases an applicant’s credentials will be reviewed by the graduate admissions committee, (based on departmental referral), to determine if the applicant is qualified for admission.