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:

  • Application for Admission  ttp://www.cdrewu.edu/assets/images/nursing/APPLYNOWBgFlash.gif
  • $100 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Two 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
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (academic and professional)
  • 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)
  • Verification of  Employment/Evidence of Recent Clinical Experience (for Clinical Nurse Leader and Family Nurse Practitioner Tracks)

Questions about the MSN program and eligibility requirements should be directed to the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing at mmdson@cdrewu.edu or at (323) 568-3301. 

All other inquiries should be directed to the CDU Office of Admissions at (323) 563-4839 or admissionsinfo@cdrewu.edu.