Admission Requirements

  • Prerequisite Coursework: All applicants are required to have completed a three-semester-credit-hour or four-quarter-credit-hour statistics course with a B or better from an accredited college or university.

  • Previous Education: A bachelor’s in nursing degree (B.S.N.) from a regionally accredited college or university with nursing program accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the American Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

  • Grade Point Average (GPA): A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA in nursing coursework. Provisional admission can be offered to applicants with a GPA that falls between 2.85 and 2.99 in nursing coursework.  Students admitted under provisional status must achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first three (3) courses of the major to progress in the graduate program.

  • R.N. License: A valid and unencumbered R.N. license in the state of the applicant’s residency. Students must have successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) prior to starting their M.S.N. coursework.