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Admissions Requirements – Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing Program

Qualifications for Admission

The Entry Level MSN is an accelerated and academically challenging graduate degree program. To apply:

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university and must have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last 60 credits of your program
  • Submit transcripts from all undergraduate educational institutions attended
  • Provide completed criminal background check clearances and drug screening (carried out within three months prior to admission)
  • Provide evidence of a current AHA Basic Life Support certification
  • Submit completed Department of Nursing health form and physical examination

As part of your bachelor’s degree program, you must also prove you have completed the following prerequisite courses within the last seven years and with a grade of C (2.0) or higher:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with laboratory component)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with laboratory component)
  • Microbiology (with laboratory component)
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology

Applicants missing prerequisite courses will be required to take or retake them prior to beginning Entry Level MSN courses.

Due to the high-level language competency required in nursing, international applicants** must possess proficiency in English at a level to enable them to succeed in graduate level studies. All international applicants for the ELMSN program are required to submit results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test (DET).

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 100 is required. The expected breakdown is as follows: Reading 26, Listening 26, Speaking 25, Writing 25.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum combined score of 7.0 is required with each subsection score of at least a 7.0.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): A minimum score of 125 is required.

**International applicants include those with English as an additional language and/or an applicant with a permanent resident card.

Questions About Applying?

If you have questions about your qualifications for admission to our Entry Level MSN program, we’re here to help. Contact La Roche University today for answers—or to start your application!