University of Akron Master's Degree Programs

The University of Akron 

University of AkronMaster's Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)

Master of Science in Nursing

Nursing education at the master's level builds upon baccalaureate nursing preparation. Program courses and content are organized and courses sequenced to facilitate the progression of student learning from that of a baccalaureate generalist to that of a specialist. The curriculum has two dimensions: core and specialization. Core courses are taken by all students and include theory, research, health policy, computer applications and pathophysiology.

Enrollment Eligibility for Non-LCCC Graduates
Individuals intending to enroll in the MSN program must have a current Ohio state license as a registered nurse and evidence of malpractice insurance; a GPA of 3.0 or higher from undergraduate work; completion of all prerequisites; provide three letters of reference; a 300-word essay; and have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE within the last five years, with a combined total of 1200 with a minimum of 400 in verbal, quantitative, and analytical) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT with a score of 50 or above); and complete an interview with the Coordinator of the Graduate Program prior to the start of graduate nursing course work.

Application Information

  1. Submit a University of Akron undergraduate application form, making sure it is marked "LCCC CAMPUS."
  2. Include a $40 application fee. This is a one-time fee. If you have previously paid this fee, you do not need to pay again. The University of Akron undergraduate application forms are available in The University of Akron office in the University Center building (UC 116).
Advising Information
Please call The University of Akron office at 440-366-7873 to make an appointment with an advisor.

Master of Science in Nursing

(RN to MSN Bridge Component)

The RN-MSN sequence is designed for registered nurses who have diplomas or associate degrees in nursing and who aspire to the Master of Science in Nursing degree. Students must complete 68 hours of prerequisite undergraduate coursework. The RN-MSN sequence consists of bridge coursework totaling 21 hours of upper-division, baccalaureate-level coursework and a minimum of 36 hours of graduate-level coursework. Students receive 46 hours of undergraduate by-passed credit after successful completion of all undergraduate course requirements. A by-pass credit fee is charged according to the university's fee schedule (in accordance with the current university policy for by-passed credit). Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students receive both BSN and MSN degrees.

Parallel LCCC Program
Associate of Applied Science in Associate Degree Nursing

Admission Requirements
Students must have a valid Ohio state license as a registered nurse and must be admitted to The University of Akron and College of Nursing. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 is required. All prerequisite courses must be at a level of "C" or higher. The RN nursing sequence begins in the summer semester. Prerequisites may be taken during the spring semester prior to the nursing courses.

Enrollment Eligibility for Non-LCCC Graduates
Registered nurses who have graduated from programs other than LCCC may qualify for The University of Akron nursing programs. For information, contact The University of Akron's Partnership office, toll-free at 1-800-995-LCCC (extension 7873) or direct-dial at 440-366-7873.

Application Information

  1. Submit an application
  2. Submit a University of Akron graduate application to the Graduate School and a College of Nursing application, making sure it is marked "LCCC CAMPUS."
  3. Include a $40 application fee. This is a one-time fee. If you have previously paid this fee, you do not need to pay again. The University of Akron undergraduate application forms are available in The University of Akron office in the University Center building (UC 116) and the University Partnership office in the University Center building (UC 104).

Advising Information
Please call The University of Akron office at 440-366-7873 to make an appointment with an advisor.

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