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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.  Original letters of reference or reference forms must be submitted with original signatures.  Forms for reference can be found at: Request for Recommendation Form
  • An essay describing how the M.S. in Nursing meets student's professional goals. 
    Essay Requirements


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


The most recent requirements can be viewed at


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.