To qualify for admission to the MSN program, you must meet several requirements.
- You must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in your state
- You must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 for your undergraduate degree
- You must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, two completed recommendations form, admission essay and official transcripts from all previous academic programs.
- You must fulfill one of the following:
Graduation from a baccalaureate nursing program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Your curriculum should have included a three-semester credit hour course in statistics and a three-semester credit hour course in nursing research.
Graduation from an associate degree or diploma nursing program accredited by NLNAC; and graduation from an accredited undergraduate degree program in any subject; plus completion of a three-semester credit hour course in statistics; a three-semester credit hour course in undergraduate nursing research; and two Lewis University courses: 30-306 Concepts of Professional Nursing and 30-432 Promoting Healthy Communities.
Additional requirements are in place for admission to the specializations in adult nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. Please consult the nurse practitioner program site for the exact requirements.
Priority Application Deadlines
The College of Nursing and Health Professions has established application deadlines for the graduate nursing programs. It is essential that you submit all required admissions materials prior to the published deadline.
Your application, application fee, a current resume or curriculum vitae, copy of RN license, two completed College of Nursing recommendation forms, admission essay, official transcripts from all previous academic programs and any additional materials required by your program of choice must be received by the deadline stated below.
Application deadline for Fall 2012 submitted by April 2, 2012.
Application for Spring 2013 submitted by October 1, 2012.