RN-MS Program


Applications are currently closed.

ADN Track Admission

ADN track is not accepting applications.

BSN Track Admission

BSN track is not accepting applications.

Admission Requirements

A current RN license in the state where you now practice with no restriction, encumbrance, or probationary limitations imposed by the applicable Board of Nursing, Council of Nursing, or any judicial entity associated with yourself, your license or your practice. The RN license must be current upon application and throughout the program. RN licenses that expire before classes begin must be updated before starting the program.

To get started in the online MS program, you'll need to have passed a 3-credit, college-level statistics course in the last 5 years. If you haven't, you'll add one to the start of your program. One option is our online NURS 629 course, Statistical Inference for Evidence-based Practice. If you do need to take a statistics course, ask us about all your options when you talk with one of our enrollment counselors.

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Find out if your institution is regionally accredited here.

A 3.0 or higher GPA (based on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent, for your bachelor’s degree based on one of the following:

  • The last 60 credits of your bachelor's program (BSN-MS track)

Applicants should have the equivalent of one full year of full-time (approximately 1900 hours) RN work experience within the last five years.

RN work experience is defined as employment in a role that specifically requires a registered nurse. Nursing practice may be in clinical practice such as clinical nurse in acute care, ambulatory care, home health, case manager for an insurance company, clinic, or home health nurse; or in nursing administration, education, research, or consultation.

  • Current RN license (a photocopy, screenshot, or PDF).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended*
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed Work Verification Worksheet
  • 2 recommendations 

*If you completed your initial nursing degree outside of the United States, the College of Nursing requires a transcript evaluation. Additionally, transcripts in a language other than English must be translated into English with GPA equivalencies. Transcripts will be reviewed for equivalency to BSN programs based on U.S. standards for nursing programs. Frequently used transcript evaluation organizations are CGFNS, WES or similar services.