Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) is open to graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs from institutions of higher education that are fully accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agencies and either ACEN (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) or CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education). Applicants must hold a current unencumbered registered nurse license(Nurse anesthesia applicants may hold an unencumbered registered nurse license from another state) and give evidence of the intellectual, academic and personal ability to succeed in graduate studies. Admission shall not be denied on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, marital or veteran status.
Applications for admission will be reviewed once per year by the Nursing Professional Review Committee. The most qualified applicants will be selected on a space-available basis. It may be necessary for some students to take undergraduate courses to meet prerequisites of selected graduate courses.
Candidates that do not meet all the admission criteria, but who wish to be considered for admission must submit a petition requesting special consideration along with their application materials.