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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program requires a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work.

Students should have computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work including word processing and statistical software programs. Admission decisions will be influenced by the strength of the undergraduate program, academic achievement, community service, and the educational goals of individual applicants.

A complete application consists of:

  • a completed application form (see "How to Apply")
  • one set of official transcripts from colleges and universities attended
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree conferred
  • evidence of satisfactory completion (grade of C, 2.0 or better) of
    • a physical assessment course
    • an inferential statistics course
    • a nursing research course
    • an undergraduate or graduate level bioethics course-waived for Fall 2013
  • proof of licensure as a registered nurse in California
  • a current resume with 1 year of recent nursing experience
  • two letters of reference (one academic & one professional)
  • 1-2 page essay outlining professional & educational goal(s)