MN Application Instructions

Admissions Contacts

Office Contact

Director of Recruitment & Enrollment
Kristi Lehmer


Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist
Molly Mawby


Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist
Kennedy Clyde


Admissions Coordinator, Graduate Programs
Yakelin (Jackie) Tepale


Director of Financial Aid
Dedra Hanna Adams


The Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Program is for students who are ready for a career in nursing and to receive a Master of Nursing degree. This graduate degree prepares students for practice as an advanced generalist registered nurse and to lead inter-professional, evidence-based initiatives to improve health care.

To Make Applying Easier

You will need a credit card to submit your $75 application fee, if applicable.

Submit your online application by March 1. Your application will be reviewed once all of your application materials are received, including those listed in the Application Instructions. Contact Admissions with any questions.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is still accepting MN applications for Fall 2023 enrollment. 

How to Apply to MN

Program Deadlines

Content Required for Your Application

  • 3 Recommenders (names and email addresses). We prefer that you seek academic references—persons in a position to speak to your ability to complete graduate level work. At least one, preferably two, should be from a faculty person who taught you in a course. Personal references will not be accepted.
  • Essay. In one typewritten or word-processed page or less (single- or double-spaced is acceptable), write an essay delineating those life experiences which led you to seek preparation for professional nursing. Include a statement about your understanding of professional nursing practice (at both the RN and advanced practice levels) and, if possible, state your career objectives at this time.
  • Resume or CV. Include employment history, military service, extracurricular activities, academic and professional awards, community service, honors, fellowships, memberships and publications.
  • Application review begins in the fall semester one year prior. Prospective students must have at least two prerequisite science courses completed before admission review: Anatomy & Physiology 1 with lab, Anatomy & Physiology 2, Microbiology with lab, or Chemistry. Admitted applicants must complete all prerequisite courses with a B- or higher grade before the admitted semester. Prerequisites must be taken within 5 years to enrollment. A minimum overall GPA of a 3.0 is required.

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