Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of earning my MSN at Malone University?

At Malone, you are immersed in an environment that unites Christian faith, values, and ethics in the teaching and learning of nursing. Our MSN program will richly equip you with advanced skills that are necessary to deliver exceptional care, with Christ-like compassion. Our curriculum provides a strong foundation for those students who plan to further their education after receiving their MSN. Malone University has a 100% pass rate for both FNP and AGACNP certification.

What MSN specialty tracks do you offer?

Malone offers two MSN tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).

Malone is now offering a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education!

Can I afford Malone's MSN program?

Yes! Malone's tuition and fee structure is similar to that at regional and state institutions. Financial aid is available for qualified students and we also accept tuition reimbursement from employers. There are payment plans available for your convenience as well.

Stark County Graduate Tuition Discount: Malone University offers a 15% tuition only discount to students pursuing their master's degree who have previously graduated from one of the following listed Stark county institutions: Malone University, Walsh University, Aultman College, University of Mount Union, or Kent State University--Stark campus.

How long does it take to complete the MSN program?

Malone offers two pathways to earn your Master of Science in Nursing degree:

  • 24 months as a full-time student
  • 36 months as a part-time student

Is this an online program, or are classes held on campus?

The Malone MSN program is a hybrid-cohort program. Hybrid means that some classes within the program are online, while others are in the traditional classroom setting meeting one night a week on campus. Cohort means that students are admitted to an assigned class, and courses are taken in a specified sequence. Students continue through the program with the same group of students until completion of the program.

What are the admission requirements to enter the MSN program?

  • Hold a current Ohio RN license
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher from a BSN program that includes a basic statistics course.
  • Minimum work experience requirements:
    • FNP: 1 year of experience in a medical surgical unit
    • AGACNP: 2 years of experience in a critical care unit
  • Complete the application process including:
  • Satisfactorily complete the interview process

What if I am a new BSN graduate without the required work experience?

You may begin the part-time program with the approval of the program director. You will be gaining your work experience before starting the MSN course clinical content.

How many clinical hours will I have to complete?

The total program clinical hour requirement is 608 hours divided over three semesters designed to ensure you become advanced-practice-ready!

Is it possible to continue working while earning an MSN?

While you are really the best person to answer that question, be assured that our programs are designed with the working adult in mind. The MSN program does include clinical internship and practicum hours which may require schedule adjustments. 

Is the program accredited?

Yes, the master's degree in nursing (MSN) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.*

*The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at Malone University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791

What if I have more questions?

Please contact our Nursing Program Admissions Counselor at 330.471.8431 or the Graduate & Professional Studies office at 330.471.8500.

How do I apply?

Our free, online application can be completed here.