Admission Criteria for Admission to RN to MSN Program

Admission - Registered nurse applicants are eligible for admission to the RN to MSN program if they meet the following criteria, in addition to that required by the university:

  1. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all prior college-level course work; awarding of advanced placement credits is determined by the following:
  2. Graduates from NLN accredited associate's degree or diploma nursing programs within three years of the application date are eligible for direct articulation and will be awarded 32 advanced-placement credits for their prior nursing course work.
  3. Graduates from NLN accredited associate's degree or diploma nursing programs within four to ten years of the application date must provide official written documentation of completion of a minimum of 1,000 hours or more clinical practice during the three years prior to the application date to be eligible for direct articulation and the awarding of 32 advanced-placement credits for their prior nursing course work.
  4. Applicants who have graduated more than ten years prior to the application date must provide a resume detailing clinical experience, along with official written documentation of completion of a minimum of 1,000 hours or more clinical practice during the three years prior to the application date. These candidates may be required to complete a full portfolio or validation testing prior to being eligible for articulation and the awarding of 32 advanced-placement credits prior to nursing course work.
  5. A statement of professional goals for graduate education;
  6. Two letters of recommendation (one letter must be from a current employer).

For more information about the RN to MSN option, prospective students should contact Larree Brown at (570) 674-6451.