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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet and/or furnish the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program
  2. Nursing grade point average (NSG-GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Cumulative grade point average (CUM-GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate coursework (official transcripts for all post-secondary school coursework are required)
  4. Undergraduate level statistics course
  5. Active registered nurse (RN) license in any one of the compact states
  6. Three references from professionals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic and nursing leadership potential
  7. Current CV or resume
  8. Personal essay addressing your career goals and how you will utilize your degree as a practicing CNL
  9. The GRE is not required
After admission has been granted, an online orientation course will need to be completed before admission is final. After final acceptance to the program the student will also need to comply with clinical agency requirements for CPR certification, HIPPA and OSHA certification, background checks and drug testing.

Contact Us

Katharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RN
Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing

Deborah Charnley, Ph.D., RN
Associate Dean, Spartanburg Campus

Mary Alice Hodge, Ph.D., CNL-C, RN
Director, Graduate Program

Mary Black School of Nursing

800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5508
Fax: 864-503-5405

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