School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Admissions

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Eligibility requirements for the MSN Program are as follows:

  • Have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university (or evidence of a U.S. equivalent baccalaureate degree based on a foreign credential evaluation)
  • Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate study
  • Hold a current RN license in the State of California and in the state you reside in (or show evidence of application for a California RN license) – for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Tracks
  • Completed prerequisites:
  • Anatomy with Lab
  • Physiology with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • English Composition
  • Sociology
  • Speech
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics

For the Entry Level Track, the following prerequisite courses must be completed within 7 years of application to the program and applicants must also submit official GRE scores as part of their application materials.

  • Anatomy with Lab
  • Physiology with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • Nutrition

For admission consideration, prospective students must submit the following application materials:

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  • $100 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (International students with foreign academic credentials are required to submit an official foreign credential evaluation by a CDU approved foreign credential evaluation service.)
  • Personal Goal Statement
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (encouraged)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (at least one letter must be an academic reference). Download required Recommendation Form for Graduate Studies here.
  • Official GRE Scores (for Entry Level Track only)
  • Copy of a current CA RN License and the state you reside in (for Clinical Nurse Leader and Family Nurse Practitioner Tracks)