MSN Admissions Requirements

Graduate Studies at The W Admission Requirements

  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including transcripts from The W. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  • An immunization form showing two doses of the MMR vaccine. See the Graduate Bulletin for more details.
  • A $25 application fee.
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2024 Admissions Deadline

March 1, 2024
All application materials must be submitted by March 1.

Master of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

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  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an academic institution with national and regional accreditation
  • Credit in undergraduate statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Unencumbered MS RN license or have unencumbered authority to practice as a RN via the Multi-state Licensure Compact
  • Practice experience of at least two years as a registered nurse
  • Evidence of professional leadership and foundational research skills
  • Advanced Pathophysiology is a prerequisite course. It is offered on The W campus during spring and summer semesters only. You must pass this course with a minimum grade of "B"
  • Pass a nationwide background check and drug screen (9 panel)
  • A personal interview with graduate nursing faculty
  • Check the Graduate Bulletin for the current list of requirements for admission.
  • Three letters of reference (one should be from an undergraduate nursing instructor/faculty member.
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