Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Program Admission Requirements

Chamberlain College of Nursing looks for candidates with the following qualifications for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program:

  • A degree in nursing at the bachelor’s level or higher from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)*.

  • Current, active unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN. Before entering any practicum courses, students must provide proof of current, active unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state where the student will conduct the practicum(s). Students are expected to maintain RN licensure throughout the program of study. Students who fail to maintain an active unrestricted license may be subject to disciplinary action.

  • A minimum undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on 12 or more semester hours of graduate coursework.

  • Provisional Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program: Applicants who meet all general admission requirements, but who have a CGPA for the BSN degree between 2.75 to 2.99, may be granted provisional admission and placed on academic warning. Provisional admission is not granted for the graduate certificate program.

    Call 877.751.5783 to speak to an admission representative or request more information.


    * Degrees obtained from non-U.S. schools will be considered based on evaluation of transcripts by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) approved evaluating agency.

     
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    MSN Quick Facts

    Program Start Dates:
    6 per year

    Program length
    :
    As few as 2 years

    Course length
    :
    8 weeks