In order to be admitted to the MSN program, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:
- Admission to the University by the Office of Graduate Admissions
- BSN from a nationally accredited ("recognized") nursing program (or a bachelor's degree in any field for the RN-to-MSN option)
- Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or prior completion of a master’s degree in another field
- Completion of a course in health assessment and a course in statistics (prerequisite to Advanced Nursing Research)
- TOEFL score of 550 or higher if proof of English proficiency is required
- Registered Nurse licensure or the international equivalent
Although not required for admission, the following requirements must be met as specified if the MSN student is admitted to the program:
- Health requirements specified by each agency where clinical and practical experiences will occur, including immunizations and health tests
- Background checks and drug screenings required by any clinical facility where a patient care practicum may be conducted
To be considered for entry into the nursing program, the application process must be complete by the deadline shown below. This includes:
- Application to the university received by the Office of Admissions
- The most current official transcripts received by the university Transcript Coordinator
- Aany other relevant documents received by the Kramer School of Nursing program specialist
The only exception is for courses in progress during the summer term prior to an August start date or the fall semester prior to a January start date. Confirmation of the grades earned for those courses can be submitted after the deadline listed below, but must be received prior to beginning nursing classes.
The only acceptable temporary confirmations are:
- An unofficial transcript
- A signed original letter on university letterhead from the course’s professor listing the grade for the designated course with the student’s name
- A copy of the grade report printed from the university’s system
To enroll in courses the second semester of the nursing program, an official transcript verifying those grades must be received.
- August 1 to begin nursing classes in August
- December 1 to begin nursing classes in January.