Master of Science in Nursing – Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing – Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements (Admission to the MSN program is selective and competitive)

Minimum requirements for application to the MSN (CNL or NECS tracks) are outlined here. Admission to the program is selective and competitive.

  1. A baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program. (graduates of non-accredited schools will be evaluated individually)
  2. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Arkansas (or state where clinical experiences will take place).
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.70 (4.00 scale) overall or 3.00 on last 60 hours of earned credit.
  4. Applicants for whom English is not the native language are required to score 83 or higher on the iBT TOEFL exam. The exam must have been taken within the last two (2) calendar years. Only iBT TOEFL scores received directly from ETS or the UCA Testing center will be accepted as valid.
  5. Successful completion of a basic statistics course with a grade of C or higher.
  6. A completed application.

Admission to the MSN- CNL or NECS track willl be based on the following:

  1. GPA (50%)
  2. Personal Interview (25%)
  3. Scholarly Writing Sample (15%)
  4. Personal Essay (10%)

To complete the application refer to the Application Process  tab and follow the directions as listed (includes applying via NursingCAS and uploading required documents to NursingCAS).  Admission to the MSN program is selective and competitive. Candidates are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible as it may take two to three weeks for the centralized application service (NursingCAS) to verify the application and credentialing.



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