MSN Admission Requirements

Fall 2023 Entry Application Timeline

Task Deadline
Deadline for application submission May 1, 2023*
Deadline for submission of application requirements May 1, 2023*
Notification by the School of Nursing on admission decision Within two weeks of completed application and/or by May 15, 2023
Deposit deadline June 1, 2023

*The application process for fall 2023 is ongoing until all seats are filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application and required materials by May 1 to secure their spot.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  2. Prerequisite courses completed prior to the start of the first term with a “C” or better:
    1. Anatomy and Physiology I and II
    2. General Chemistry with Lab
    3. Introductory Statistics
    4. Microbiology
    5. Psychology or Sociology Class
  3. Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended.
  4. A current professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  5. If the applicant has ever been issued a professional license by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), the license must be in good standing.
  6. Three letters of recommendation that can speak to:
    1. The candidate’s integrity and potential for success in a graduate program.
    2. At least one letter must be from a direct supervisor or faculty member.
  7. A personal essay addressing the candidate’s professional attributes, ability to manage a rigorous curriculum, and career goals (maximum of 500 words).
  8. Students who submit all required admission materials and meet acceptance criteria, but are missing prerequisite courses, may be admitted on a provisional basis. This admission is pending receipt of final, official transcripts notating the successful completion of all prerequisite coursework.