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Nursing Scholarships 002

::  Nursing License Requirement:  All students are required to possess a current Pennsylvania Nursing License or a license in the state where the clinical experience will be precepted.


::  Students may transfer up to 12 credits or approved non-clinical course work toward the MSN-FNP degree degree if courses were taken within five years

::  Students that are not enrolled in the MSN program but take individual classes that are included in the curriculum are subject to course surcharges.


::  Up to 9 credits may be granted for life experience, based upon careful evaluation of such experience.


::  Students may challenge up to 3 credits of course work with permission of the Graduate Nursing Faculty.


::  Students are admitted into this program after they have met the graduate admission requirements and have been recommended for acceptance by the Admission, Progression, and Graduation committee.  Notification of acceptance is by the Graduate Studies office of Clarion University (Administrative Site).


::  Students must be able to complete clinical practicum experiences within 2-hours driving time of any one of our campuses, located in Clarion, Edinboro, Oil City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This allows faculty to make site visits to verify students' progress.