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Admission Criteria

The following criteria must be satisfied for successful admission into the program:

  • Have earned a minimum of 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) in the B.S. in Nursing.
  • Hold a current, unrestricted U.S. RN License.
  • Hold the degree of B.S. in Nursing from a nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN.
  • Have completed 3 credits of undergraduate statistics.
  • Current resume
  • As part of the application process, submit three letters of reference and an essay describing how the M.S. in Nursing meets student's professional goals.  Original letters of reference or reference froms must be submitted with original signatures.  Forms for reference can be found at: Request for Recommendation Form


The MSN Student Handbook can be viewed in pdf format at the following link: MSN Handbook


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Applications can be submitted online at: Click on Go to Online Application for Graduate Admission.


Graduation Requirement

  • Completion of all coursework required for the M.S. in Nursing within 5 years from semester of initial enrollment.
  • Completion of all coursework with a minumum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion of all courses with a grade of "C" or better to count towards the M.S. in Nursing.