Master of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog. Admission requirements for the Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing include:

  1. At the time of application, a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. (Foreign schools will be evaluated on an individual basis.)
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.00 for the last two years of baccalaureate nursing study.
  3. An undergraduate or graduate course in statistics.
  4. Current unencumbered U.S. R.N. licensure.
  5. One year of experience as a registered nurse (preferred).
  6. Meet current health and immunization requirements of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines.
  7. Submit to and satisfactorily complete a background check and drug test prior to admission.
  8. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  9. Applications must be received by track specific date (please see track website for additional information).
  10. Current resume or CV.
  11. Statement of Goals.
  12. Three letters of recommendation (form) or reference letters.
  13. Official transcripts from every educational institution attended or currently attending (even if those grades are shown on another transcript).
  14. Additional requirements for Nurse Anesthesia are a minimum GPA of at least a 3.00 in all years of study at the undergraduate nursing level, and a minimum GPA of 3.00 in undergraduate science coursework, an upper division course in biochemistry (or equivalent), an undergraduate college algebra course (equivalent or higher), one year of full-time critical care nursing experience (two years are preferred), and a successful interview.

Non-degree seeking students

Upon approval, up to 9 non-degree credits may be applied to a graduate nursing track if admitted. Contact Nursing Office of Student Services for additional information at 701-777-4174.

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382