Master's in Nursing, Nurse Educator

Admission Application Information

Admission applications are due no later than Feb. 1 for fall admission.

  • Students are admitted to the program in the fall semester of each year, based on competitive selection. Selection is based on the applicant’s qualifications (academic and professional,) the applicant’s strengths, and the number of available openings.
  • Graduate courses offered by the School of Nursing are web-based. To further connect you to our campus, professors and peers, you are invited to a mandatory orientation held before the first fall semester of program matriculation. Some courses may require an on-campus session during the semester that can vary from one to four days in length. On-campus sessions are at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Students may take the following courses as a “non-degree seeking” student. No more than seven credits of course work as a “non-degree seeking student will be accepted toward the MSN program. Taking the courses below does not guarantee admission into the MSN program.
    • NURS 704 Pathophysiology, 3 credits
    • ​NURS 719 Health and Public Policy, 3 credits
    • NURS 730 Advanced Pharmacology, 3 credits
  • Students are expected to possess basic computer skills, including word processing.

Admission Requirements

Students must apply and submit all admission requirements via the graduate college website. Items 4-8 below will need to be submitted electronically.

  1. BSN degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or GPA of 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate nursing work. The undergraduate nursing course work must have been completed at a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing education.
  2. Completion of undergraduate courses in research, physical assessment, and a course in introductory statistics. These courses must have been completed with a C or better.
  3. Submit official transcripts for all previous college and professional schools to the School of Nursing and Graduate College. If unofficial transcripts are available to the student, please upload these to your Graduate College application.
  4. A statement of a maximum of 300 words describing the students’ professional goals and reason for seeking graduate education.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from either instructors or employers that speak to the applicant’s potential to complete the graduate program.
  6. Current resume or vita, which demonstrates a minimum of one-year clinical experience as a RN. It is recommended that the most recent years of practice be in the area directly related to the student’s proposed pathway of study.
  7. Current valid RN license in state of residence.


Christine Lam
Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 702-895-5045
Fax: 702-895-5045