MSN Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements and Procedures

All applicants work closely with an Admissions Advisor to assess career goals, motivation, and commitment to learning.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • 1. Pay the $150 non-refundable application fee (the application fee is waived for all Nightingale College’s pre-licensure programs alumni and active duty members of the U.S. Uniformed Services).
  • 2. Complete Application for Admissions (the Application and the paid fee are valid for one (1) year).
  • 3. Submit proof of current active unencumbered registered nurse (RN) licensure from any U.S. jurisdiction.
  • 4. Submit proof of a conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • 5. Submit Statement of Interest.
  • 6. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • 7. Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to initiate the Financial Aid process.

Note: Nightingale College is committed to ensuring the highest level of academic integrity throughout the admissions process. Violations of the academic integrity policy at any point in the admissions process will result in automatic denial of admission. See the Academic Integrity section of the College Catalog for more details.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation and conferral of the degree, learners must meet all graduation requirements:

  • successfully complete all required coursework and achieve minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in the undergraduate academic programs or 3.0 GPA in the graduate academic programs;
  • fulfill all general education requirements, if applicable;
  • successfully complete all prescribed remediation, if applicable;
  • complete the complimentary NCLEX® Review course and the required NCLEX® coaching (pre-licensure nursing programs only);
  • be current on financial obligations to the College;
  • complete the Federal Direct Student Loans exit counseling and any other FA requirements, if applicable; and
  • complete the Transcript Clearance process.
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