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MS in Nursing Application Checklist and Timeline

Admission Requirements

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Fall: July 1

Please send us your official transcripts in sealed envelopes, from each college or university you have attended. All credentials from foreign institutions require a World Education Services (WES) evaluation.

Please submit a copy of your resume.

New York State RN License
Please submit a copy of your RN license.

Two Letters of Recommendation 
Two (2) letters of recommendation—one professional and one academic preferred.

References and transcripts can be sent separately or as part of the complete application. Both references and transcripts should be sent in envelopes sealed by the individual issuing the reference or the college issuing the official transcript. Copies and open envelopes are unofficial documents and will not be accepted.

Personal Statement
All applicants are required to submit a writing sample on a current nursing issue and discuss its impact on the growing number of advanced practice nurses.

Transfer Credit
See our policy on Transfer Credit for general information regarding transfer credit. NURS 599 and NURS 699 will be assigned to transfer elective credits.

Please note: all required information must be on file before an admission decision will be made by the Admission Committee. Generally, graduate Nursing courses are offered at the University of Mount Saint Vincent in the late afternoons and evenings during the Fall and Spring semesters and prerequisite undergraduate courses are offered during the Fall, Spring, Intersession, and Summer sessions. Registered nurses with a B.S. in Nursing can enroll in the program on a part-time basis.

Admission Prerequisites

All students must have successfully completed undergraduate courses in nursing research and elementary statistics with a C or better. This requirement may be satisfied prior to admission, or be completed in the first two terms of study.

Additionally applicants are required to:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a National League for Nursing (NLN) or Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited college or institution (graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools are required to have their transcripts evaluated by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools).
  • Have earned an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Have one year of work experience as a Registered Nurse in order be eligible for admission.

Please note: To be admitted to Mount Saint Vincent’s M.S in Nursing programs, international applicants must meet the College’s language criteria for acceptance with a TOEFL score of 80 or better or an IELTS score of 6.5 or better, and a GMAT score of 530 or better.

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