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Admissions Requirements

Program Admission

Students may be admitted to the MSN Nursing Administration concentration as a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate, or as an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)/Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) graduate. The BSN to MSN program is a 4 Semester, 36 credit hour curriculum plan. The ASN/ADN to MSN Nursing Administration program is a 6 Semester, 65 credit hour curriculum plan.

See the MSN Handbook for details regarding additional requirements for admitted students such as health status forms, proof on insurance, current immunization, CPR certification, drug screens, and background checks.

  • Graduation from an accredited associate's degree program for the ASN/ADN to MSN Nursing Administration program.
  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate nursing program.
  • An overall academic record with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of "B" (3.0) or better.
  • All applicants must have a basic understanding of statistics and basic computer skills.
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but is recommended.
  • Minimum of three recommendations from healthcare professionals who can rate the applicant's potential. At least two must be from nursing professionals with an MSN or higher; one may be a professional in a related healthcare field.
  • A typed letter to the Admissions Committee describing professional goals.
  • An unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which the student resides is required for enrollment; clinical practicum may necessitate licensure in neighboring states.
  • Medical profile (including immunizations record), urine drug screen, and a criminal background check must be completed no more than 60 days prior to enrollment to the MSN program.
  • Proof of health insurance at all times when enrolled in the program.