Skip to main content
COVID-19 Update: University offices are open but being staffed remotely. Classes will be conducted remotely for all summer sessions.

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Application Requirements

Specializations in Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and School Nursing

  • Possession of a B.S.N. from an accredited program, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. RN students with a baccalaureate degree other than nursing may be admitted into the “bridge” program.
  • One year of work experience as a registered professional nurse and one year experience in the enrolled specialty track before beginning the clinical specialty practicums.
  • A personal statement (one to two pages) outlining professional goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One year of clinical experience is necessary to begin the clinical specialty.
  • A college-level course in health assessment. (An appropriate continuing education course may be substituted at the program director’s discretion.) This requirement does not apply to the Nursing Administration concentration.
  • A current RN license, a year of experience as a registered nurse, and proof of a current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy.
  • Résumé.

Nursing Certificate Programs:

Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s)

  • Possession of a master’s degree in nursing and a year of experience in the enrolled specialty track.
  • A current RN license, a year of current experience as a registered nurse, and proof of a current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy.
  • A personal statement (one to two pages) outlining professional goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A college-level course in health assessment. (An appropriate continuing education course may be substituted at the program director’s discretion.) This requirement does not apply to the Nursing Administration concentration.
  • Résumé.

Forensic Nursing; School Nursing; School Nursing (Non-Instructional)

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • A current RN license, a year of experience as a registered nurse, and proof of a current $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 liability and malpractice policy.

 

// //