The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is offered through an affiliation with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN).
The program is designed for nurses seeking the opportunity to engage in advanced nursing practice to improve the health of diverse populations across the lifespan. Graduate nursing students work closely with expert faculty members, have flexible course schedules through distance education, and engage in a variety of practicum experiences.
The MSN program at UL Lafayette was ranked among the country's best in the U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."
Because courses in this program will be available only through online distance learning it may not be available to all applicants. The MSN degree program concentrations require that all clinical experiences be completed in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be authorized in all states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. (Visit the Office of Distance Learning to learn more.) Finally, international students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.
If you are an out-of-state student enrolling in an online program at UL Lafayette, you receive an in-state tuition incentive. That means you pay the in-state tuition amount instead of the out-of-state, non-resident costs.
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Additional Application Materials
In addition to the general Graduate School application materials, you must also have:
- One year of nursing practice experience
- Unencumbered Louisiana RN License
- Current resume
The Department of Nursing considers applications for the MSN program year-round for Fall and Spring semester admission. The program is highly competitive. We are able to offer admission to a limited number of students each semester.
Applications are not considered until ALL required materials -- including application, payment of application fee, transcripts, three letters of reference, current resume, letter of application, and evidence of an active and unencumbered Louisiana RN license -- have been received.
We encourage you to plan accordingly and to apply well in advance of your desired semester of admission.
Dr. Jennifer Lemoine
Wharton Hall, 309