The applicant must submit:

  • A completed graduate application at
  • Official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • A one- to two-page essay with reasons for seeking the Master of Science in Nursing degree, including a statement of professional goals.
  • A professional résumé.
  • Names and contact information for two professional references.
  • A TOEFL score, if an international student (as needed).

The applicant must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or an entry level generalist master’s degree in nursing (such as the Mount’s MSN-MAGELIN degree) from a regionally accredited university or completion of the Mount’s RN to MSN bridge courses with a 3.0 GPA.

*The RN applicant with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing must demonstrate completion of an undergraduate research project, nursing in the community, and a leadership course with a grade of “C” or better, in addition to general admission requirements for the MSN program.

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate or generalist master’s degree GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A grade of “C” or higher in an undergraduate statistics course.
  • A grade of “C” or higher in undergraduate microbiology and anatomy and physiology courses (clinical nurse leader track only).
  • One year of clinical nursing experience
  • An active RN license with no restrictions.