Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing

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Our application deadline is just around the corner, contact us today at admissions@brenau.edu to secure your spot. Our admissions are based on a first come, first served basis.

Start the path toward your new career by completing your Master of Science in Nursing in 20 months. This 68-credit program (77 for the pre-FNP track) is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a different discipline and want to quickly dive into the healthcare field. Students will receive an advanced foundation of knowledge and skills, so they can provide compassionate, evidence-based care to patients.

5 semesters, accelerated
North Atlanta
Class Type

* Rate is current for the 2023-24 academic year.  Rates are subject to change.  See the main Tuition and Fees page for current information on all Tuition and Fees.

Potential career paths

  • nursing administrator
  • nursing educator
  • or with additional specialization:
    • family nurse practitioner
    • nurse executive
    • acute care nurse practitioner

Student opportunities

  • Leave as an entry-level nurse ready to serve in a variety of health care settings
  • Practice care in advanced simulation labs
  • Gain clinical experience with Brenau’s network of healthcare partners
  • Graduate with a master’s instead of a second bachelor’s degree
  • Receive one-on-one instruction from professors with field experience

To be considered for this program the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Admissions document requirements

  • All college transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree in another field from regionally accredited university or international equivalent

Admissions GPA requirements

  • 3.0 minimum GPA from all college transcripts
  • 3.0 minimum science GPA earned in the last 15 years
  • Minimum score of 75 on HESI Nursing Admissions Test

Additional admissions requirements

  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screening test

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Class Fees

Class Fees
Semester 1 (16 Credits)
NG 504/L – Graduate Nurse Comprehensive Health Assessment (3 credits) $110
NG 515 – Advanced Professional Nursing at Brenau (3 credits) $270
NG 545/L – Advanced Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (6 credits) $265
NG 565 – Graduate Nurse PathoPharmacology I (4 credits) $212
Semester 2 (15 Credits)
NG 506/C – Advanced Adult Health Nursing (7 credits) $235
NG 508/C – Advanced Behavioral Health Nursing (5 credits) $100
NG575- Graduate Nurse PathoPharmacology II ( 3 credits) $100
Semester 3 (12-15 Credits)
NG 604/C – Advanced Maternity and Women’s Health Nursing (5 credits) $260
NG 606/C – Advanced Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (5 credits) $250
NG 701 – Theoretical Foundations (2 credits) $100
HS 771 – Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)* optional for Pre-FNP concentration $0
Semester 4 (10-16 Credits)
NG 707 – Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (3 credits) ** optional for Pre-FNP concentration $0
NG 711 – Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3 credits) **optional for Pre-FNP concentration $0
NG 609 – Advanced Nursing Concepts for Graduate Students (1 Credit) $0
NG 731 – Advanced Nursing Research (3 credits) $0
NG 742 – Population Health for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits) $0
NG 760 – Principles and Practice of Nursing Leadership and Management (3 credits) $0
Semester 5 (15 Credits)
NG 732/L – Advanced High Acuity Nursing (4 credits) $270
NG 739 – Professional Seminar NCLEX Prep (2 credits) $100
NG 762 – Evidence-Based Practice I (3 credits) $150
NG 763 – Evidence-Based Practice II (2 credits) $25
NG 780 – Practicum (4 Credits) $0
TOTAL Collected $2,697

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