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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A completed baccalaureate degree from an institution that is accredited by a nationally recognized, regional accrediting association. The baccalaureate nursing program (i.e., initial major or upper division, post-baccalaureate second major) in which the nursing degree is awarded must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and a grade of not less than ‘B-’ in every nursing course. Applicants who do not meet these requirements should write a letter to the admission committee with rationale for an exception to the requirement. Admission would be on a provisional basis.
  • A current nursing license.
  • Applicants to the Nurse Practitioner Concentration must have two years of recent clinical practice as a registered nurse (R.N.). Applicants to the pediatric and adult-gerontological options must have at least one year experience in the area of specialization. Applicants to the neonatal option must have two years recent experience in a Level 3 nursery.
  • A post-secondary statistics course completed within the past five years with a grade of ‘C’ or better, inclusive of inferential and descriptive statistics. View a list (pdf) of local colleges and universities that offer equivalent statistics courses. This course does not need to be completed at the time of application, but must be completed prior to the first day of graduate classes.