MSN - Master of Science in Nursing | Troy University

MSN - Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN)


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered online and based on TROY campuses in Montgomery, Troy, and Phenix City. The MSN is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The MSN program prepares nurses for advanced practice roles in Healthcare Informatics, Nurse Leadership, and Family Nurse Practitioners. The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate option is available for MSN-prepared nurses.

The MSN degree is awarded on completion of course work with a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA) and fulfillment of candidacy requirements. A certificate of completion is awarded to those who complete the Post Masters FNP Certificate option.

Students may enroll for full-time or part-time study. Students are accepted for admission to all tracks for part-time study every semester or full-time study in the fall semester. The program is offered online with clinical experiences.

Applicants residing outside of Alabama: 
Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Troy University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Troy University distance education programs may not be available in all states. Prospective students may contact the MSN Coordinator regarding questions about authorizations in specific states.

Application Deadlines:

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Once all seats are filled we will not be able to accept additional students into the cohort. All application components must be received by:
  • November 1st for Spring Admission
  • May 1st for Summer Admission
  • July 1st for Fall Admission



Submit Application for Admission to Graduate Study.

  • To submit an application for admission to graduate studies, please go to and select future students. On the admissions page, you can create a personalized profile, submit an application, and check the status of your documents. On the Graduate Application, you will be prompted to choose a location. There you will choose “Online Nursing MSN/DNP” as your location and your program of choice.

Submit Your Nursing Application

All students enrolling in a clinical nursing course must have current, written documentation of the following clinical requirements:

  1. Current unencumbered licensure as an RN for the state in which you will be having clinical experiences.
  2. Professional liability insurance purchased through Troy University.
  3. Annual physical exam with TB skin test indicating sound health.
  4. Results of serum titers for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B indicating immune status.
  5. Proof of BCLS certification (ACLS certification is acceptable).
  6. Verification of current personal health insurance.
  7. Negative drug screen certified by LabCorp Laboratories through Certified Background.
  8. Annual influenza vaccination
  9. Clear criminal background check through Certified Background.
  10. Signed OSHA training acknowledgement form.
  11. Signed HIPAA training acknowledgement form.
  12. Signed Permission to Release Records form.
  13. Signed Disclosure Statement.
  14. Signed acknowledgement of Core Performance Standards.
  15. All evidence documents must be valid from the time of registration through the end of the semester.

OSHA Training:


Provide proof of training from employer or click on link to view slide presentation:

Click on link to complete OSHA Signature Form.

HIPAA Training:


Provide proof of training from employer or click on link to view slide presentation:

Click on link to complete HIPAA Signature Form.


Do not submit any documents prior to the semester before you begin clinicals. You will be given instructions to upload documents to TYPHON®

Forms submitted one time only prior to beginning clinicals:

Form that must be updated each semester while in clinical courses:

Forms that usually require updating during clinical courses:

Other documentation required: copy of RN license, BCLS or ACLS card, Titers: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, background check, an drug screen.

The Preceptor Information form is provided as a Word document. Download the form, type in the required information, save the form, and send as email attachment to designated faculty.

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