MSN Application/Admission

Admission Criteria*

Applications to the Master's Program in nursing are reviewed by the faculty in the applicant's Major/Area of Concentration. Applicants must meet the criteria listed below.

Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.

Applicants must have:

  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work.
    • ​A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an ACEN, NLN, or CCNE accredited program.
    • International applicants must provide evidence of a degree comparable to an American baccalaureate degree.
  • Current RN license in U.S. state/territory or locale where student will complete clinical requirements.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher from previous nursing degree.
  • A pre-admission interview. If the applicant resides at a great distance, a virtual interview may be conducted.
  • Pre-requisite statistics course with a grade of B- or better.
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's capacity and potential for master's study from each of the following (these can be uploaded into the Nursing Online Application):
    • the director or a faculty member from the most recent academic program attended (if applicant has been a nursing student in the last 5 years);
    • a recent employer; and
    • a person who can speak to the applicant's professional work.
  • A personal essay (limit to 2-3 pages, single-spaced) addressing the elements evaluated by the MSN holistic admissions essay writing rubric.
  • Completed applicant survey.
  • Current CV or resume.
  • Non-refundable application fee.

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