Admission Requirements (MSN)

Deadline for application is March 1 each year. Full time admission begins annually with the summer term. Part time admission is available in all semesters.
Admission Criteria
Admission to the program is competitive and enrollment is limited. Minimum requirements include:

  • A bachelor of science degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Good academic standing from the last university attended
  • Successful completion (C or better) of an undergraduate statistics course
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Unencumbered license as a registered nurse
  • Submission of GRE scores
  • Three letters of reference
  • Current resume’
  • Essay on the reason for seeking the MSN

Application is available online at Click on “Apply Online” then click “E-application.”

Once accepted to the program

After your application is received and reviewed, you will receive a letter from the MSN Program Director notifying you of your acceptance. Before you may register for courses, you will need to obtain medical clearance from AU Medical Clinic. The AU Medical Information form must be completed, and requires documentation of a recent TB test and MMR. Further information can be found at You will also need to provide proof of professional liability/malpractice insurance and current CPR certification. 

Last Updated: Jan. 18, 2011

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