Senior Year Direct Entry

Group photo of previous incoming CWRU FPB graduate students.

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.
  • Your application will be reviewed once all of your application materials are received, including those listed in the Application Instructions‌. 
    • A complete application includes all items on the checklist for applications; that is, the application form and all required supporting documents.
    • Review the Application Instructions‌‌ for deadline information.

Admission Requirements

Senior Year Direct Entry Option

  • Students currently enrolled in a four-year baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university may apply to the Graduate Entry Nursing Program during their junior year. View a List of Colleges & Universities where students were enrolled a the time of admission 
    • SYPS applicants must meet all admission requirements (General Admissions Requirements, below).
    • The student enrolls in the Graduate Entry Nursing Program during what would be his/her senior year at the home college. 
    • The student earns a BA or BS from the liberal arts college upon successful completion of one year of the pre-licensure level (Senior Year in Professional Studies) and then continues on in the Graduate Entry Nursing program to earn the MN and, if desired, MSN degrees.
  • Students at Case Western Reserve University apply through the undergraduate dean of their respective schools at the beginning of their junior year. For the university to award a BS degree at the end of successful completion of the first year of the MN phase of the Graduate Entry Nursing Program, the following requirements must be met:
    • Completion of the Case Western Reserve University Core Curriculum and two semesters of physical education, unless excused from the latter.
    • Completion of three quarters of the major and minor concentration requirements
    • Completion of at least 90 semester hours of academic credit, with the final 60 hours being while in residence on campus with no more than 6 semester hours earned in courses taken in another institution, either by cross-registration or by approved transfer of credit

General Admissions Requirements

  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: One course; at least 3 credits
  • 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.
  • Statistics: One course in basic statistics, at least 200 level, 3 credits, required within 5 years prior to enrollment in the program.
  • Chemistry: One course; minimum of 4 credits may be required depending on undergraduate major.
  • The GRE is not required for application. However, GRE test scores may be requested for an admission decision:
    • GRE General Test (if requested): Satisfactory scores required (minimum of: Verbal 150, Quantitative 150, and Analytical Writing 4.0)
  • International Applicants: For additional requirements, contact the Office of Enrollment at 216.368.2529 or