MSN Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Documents
  • Completed application with $40 fee, online or PDF
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida
  • Official transcripts from each university or college attended must be provided with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credit hours 
  • Two professional reference forms (PDF) completed by individuals that attest to the applicant’s professional background and academic potential
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Individual interview may be required with the MSN program director
  • One year of recent clinical experience as a registered nurse is recommended
  • International applicants are required to submit test scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) if English is not native language
Additional MSN Admission Criteria
  • BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution; non-BSN degrees from regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated individually, and some pre-MSN course work will be required (NUR 322 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare, NUR 415 Nursing Leadership and Management, NUR 422 Principles of Community Health and NUR 432 Introduction to Nursing Research)
  • Additional coursework may be required prior to full admission to the graduate program depending upon the selected concentration of study
  • An undergraduate or graduate Introduction to Computers course (1-3 credits) is required prior to admission. Students who have not met this requirement must take a computer literacy module in their first semester.
  • Evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course prior to enrollment in NUR 615 Nursing Research
  • Successful completion of an upper-level health assessment class