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MSN Admissions

Admission to the master’s program requires approval by the faculty in the department in which study is desired. Admission is based on the composite of qualifications (as evidenced by the application), official transcripts, and references.  Acceptance into the master’s program is competitive.

The criteria that follow must be met for admission:

  1. A Bachelor's degree in Nursing from a program accredited by CNEA, CCNE, or ACEN.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
  3. A current active, unencumbered registered professional nurse license in the state in which the student practices.
  4. Ability to use computer technologies including accessing, retrieving, receiving, and communicating information.

Admission of Students on Academic Probation

Students with undergraduate GPAs lower than 3.0 may be admitted on a case-by-case basis upon the recommendation of the academic department in which they desire a major and with the endorsement of the MSN Curriculum and Student Affairs Committee.

Maintaining Active Status of Admission

Admission is valid only for the enrollment period designated in the admission letter. Deferment of up to one year may be granted upon written request, subject to adjustment of admission status to requirements of the new enrollment period. Applications and transcripts are kept on file for one year only; beyond that period, reapplication is required.

Time Limitation

Course work must be completed within the six-year limitation period. Students must consult with their MSN track coordinator for any program plan changes.


Last updated June 2020