Graduate Entry Admission Requirements

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Admission Overview

  • Application information is available on our Graduate Entry Applications Instructions page.

  • Classes for the Master of Nursing Program (pre- RN licensure) begin in the fall semester only.

  • We do rolling admissions during the academic year (September through May). Applications are reviewed when they are complete (see below).

  • March 1 is the deadline to submit the online application to be reviewed for enrollment in the following Fall semester – i.e. March 1, 2017 for enrollment in Fall 2017 semester. Your application will be reviewed once all of your application materials are received, including those listed in the Application InstructionsContact Admissions with any questions >
    • A complete application includes all items on the checklist for applications; that is, the application form and all required supporting documents.

For questions or information, contact the Office of Enrollment at 216.368.2529 or

Admission Requirements

Option 1: Baccalaureate-Prepared Students

  • BA, BS or BFA with acceptable overall undergraduate GPAs (3.0 cumulative; 2.75 natural science; 2.75 behavioral sciences). A grade of C (2.0) or higher is required for individual pre-requisite courses.

  • English Composition: One course or approved equivalent; at least 3 credits

  • Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology- one course, at least 3 credits

  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: One course; at least 3 credits

  • Chemistry: Two courses; lab preferred. One course in general or inorganic chemistry, plus one course in organic chemistry or biochemistry comparable to Case Western Reserve's CHEM 119 and 121 within 5 years prior to enrollment. At least 6 credits total.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology: With labs, at least 6 credits within 5 years prior to enrollment.

  • Microbiology: One course, at least 4 credits, with lab within 5 years prior to enrollment.

  • Nutrition, one course, 3 credits

  • Statistics: One course in basic statistics, at least 200 level, 3 credits, required within 5 years prior to enrollment in the program.

  • Admission Test: Submit scores for one of the following tests:

    • GRE General Test (preferred test): Satisfactory scores required (minimum of: Verbal 150, Quantitative 150, and Analytical Writing 4.0 in the new scoring system or Verbal 500, Quantitative 500, and Analytical Writing 4.0 or Analytical 500 in old scoring system.

    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): Satisfactory scores required (minimum of 400 after 10/04 or 45 before 10/04).

    • The Admissions Committee may review scores of other graduate admission tests such as MCAT or GMAT. Please contact the Office of Enrollment regarding submitting such scores.

    • Applicants holding an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher may contact the Admission Office or Program Director to request waiver of the admission test requirement.
  • International Applicants: Contact the Office of Enrollment for additional requirements

Option 3: Recipients of the Certificate of Professional Nursing From FPB

Option 4: Advanced Standing in the MN Phase of the Graduate Entry Nursing Program

  • Admitted applicants, currently enrolled as graduate level students in the pre-licensure phase of a graduate/direct entry masters nursing program, may apply for advanced standing in the MN phase of the Graduate Entry Nursing Program.

  • Please contact the Graduate Entry Nursing Program Director for more information on advanced standing.

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Graduate Entry Program Contacts

Program Director

Dr. Molly Jackson

Department Assistant

Anne Watson

Office of Admissions

Kristi Lehmer, Director

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