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The MSN and Post MSN online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in MSN coursework. The exception to this is active military status. Click here to see your availability.

Transfer course information

You may transfer in up to 6 credit hours in the Post MSN Certificate program. These courses include graduate-level Pathophysiology and Pharmacology.

To be considered for transfer credit, the course syllabus for the course taken must be submitted to Dr. Mikel Hand, Graduate Nursing Chair, at

To consider transfer credits please consider the following questions:

  • Do I have a 3-credit hour Pathophysiology course at the graduate level?
  • Is my course grade a B or higher?
  • Do I have a 3-credit hour Pharmacology course at the graduate level and do I hold prescriptive authority in the state I practice?
  • Was my course grade a B or higher?

These questions will be used to evaluate transfer credits in the Post MSN Certificate Program. All students are required to take Advanced Health Assessment (first clinical course) through USI. Evaluation of previous course work will determine your semester start date.

NURS 617 Advanced Pathophysiology: Runs Fall Semester.
NURS 622 Clinical Pharmacology: Runs Spring Semester.
NURS 618 Advanced Health Assessment: Runs Summer Semester (10 weeks begins Summer 1)

Applicants are required to meet the following criteria for consideration.

  • A master of science degree in nursing (MSN) from a nationally-accredited nursing program and a regionally-accredited college or university.
  • ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE a minimum cumulative MSN grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • An unencumbered US RN license in all states of practice.
  • Recommended but not required: one year full-time or two thousand hours of clinical practice as an RN within the last five years.
  • Complete application file as of the application deadline.
  • Non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements as established by the USI Center for International Programs.

How to Apply

At the University of Southern Indiana, applicants who wish to pursue a graduate degree must complete a Graduate Studies application. These application steps are listed on the Graduate Studies website:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Program Requirements
  • International Application Additional Documents (when applicable)

To be eligible for graduate study at USI, you must meet the minimum Graduate Studies criteria.

Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about the admission process.

Graduate Application

  1. Submit an online application, a $40 application fee, and three references with contact information.
  2. Upload a current professional resume or curriculum vitae to your application account.
  3. Submit official transcripts to Graduate Studies.
    • Official electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed from the previous institution to
    • Mailed transcripts can be sent to this address:
      Graduate Studies
      University of Southern Indiana
      8600 University Blvd.
      Evansville, IN 47712
  4. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.

Graduate Application