If you’d like to learn more about the MSN Entry into Practice, email renee-lepine@uiowa.edu with questions or to schedule a virtual meeting. For all other MSN tracks, you may contact jennifer-clougherty@uiowa.edu or renee-lepine@uiowa.edu

Interviews dates for programs:

MSN-CNL:  2/24

MSN-NSA: 2/23

For CNL, NSA and Bridge Programs   For Entry into Practice Program


Admissions Requirements (for CNL, NSA and Bridge Programs)

  • Baccalaureate or advanced degree in Nursing and approximately one year of experience
  • A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Graduate from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited nursing program
  • Completion of prerequisite course by the start of the program 
    • An upper-level statistics course should be completed within five (5) years of the application deadline. Acceptable University of Iowa courses are as follows: STAT:3510 (22S:101), PSQF:4143 (07P:143), STAT:4143, and (22S:102), or BIOS:4120 (171:160). Equivalent courses from other colleges will be accepted as well. The course must be an undergraduate, upper-level (junior/senior) course. For courses outside the University of Iowa, please refer to the college’s catalog or registrar’s office to verify the course numbering scheme. Also note that community college courses are very good; however, they are considered undergraduate freshman/sophomore courses, and therefore, we will not be able accept them as a prereq statistics course. If you have further questions, contact Jen Clougherty (jennifer-clougherty@uiowa.edu) or Renee Lepine (renee-lepine@uiowa.edu).

Admission for MSN Bridge for Master of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP) Alumni
Only graduates of the college's MNHP program are eligible 

Requirements for International Students
Due to the level of Internet-based course work required, international students in this program of study are not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student immigration status. Questions regarding visas and immigration documentation should be addressed to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) via email at isss@uiowa.edu.

MSN Application Requirements
Application to the Graduate College is a two-step process. The first step in the application process is to complete the Graduate College Application and pay the appropriate fee. As part of the second step, Graduate Admission will contact you by email and provide directions to upload the following items:

  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Supplemental Information form
  3. Resume
  4. Copy of RN license
  5. Contact information including email address for three recommenders. The recommenders will be sent an email and asked to complete this recommendations form
  6. Statement of Disclosure

You are also required to submit official transcripts for work done in all undergraduate and graduate schools to the Office of Admissions (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts).

NSA Application Requirements
Application to the Graduate College is a two-step process. The first step in the application process is to complete the Graduate College Application and pay the appropriate fee. As part of the second step, Graduate Admission will contact you by email and provide directions to upload the following items:

  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Supplemental Information form
  3. Resume
  4. Copy of RN license
  5. Contact information including email address for three recommenders. The recommenders will be sent an email and asked to complete this recommendations form
  6. Statement of Disclosure

Application Requirements for MSN Bridge for Master of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP) Alumni
Application to the Graduate College is a two-step process. The first step in the application process is to complete the Graduate College Application and pay the appropriate fee. As part of the second step, Graduate Admission will contact you by email and provide directions to upload the following items: Resume and a Copy of RN license

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Admissions Requirements (For Entry into Practice Program)

  • Bachelor's degree or higher (in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited college or university)
  • No registered nurse license
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Natural Sciences completed within 10 years and/or a combination of related experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to meet objectives of the courses.
  • Pre-requisite course work (statistics, six of eight natural sciences, and two of three Social Sciences need to be completed at time of application)
  • Successful background and abuse checks

Prerequisites for Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Statistics, 6 of 8 Natural Sciences, completed within 10 years

  1. Biology equivalent to UI BIOL:1141 – Human Biology: Health Professions; formerly known as Biology (Animal)
  2. Gen Chem I equivalent to UI CHEM:1070
  3. Gen Chem II equivalent to UI CHEM:1080
  4. Anatomy equivalent to UI ACB:3110 Principles of Anatomy or HHP:1100 Human Anatomy
  5. Physiology equivalent to UI HHP:1300 Fundamentals of Physiology
  6. Microbiology equivalent to UI MICR:3164 Microbiology of Human Health
  7. Nutrition equivalent to UI HHP:2310 Nutrition
  8. Pathology equivalent to UI NURS:3518 Pathology 2 of 3 Social Sciences
    • Human Development equivalent to UI NURS: 1030 Human Development & Behavior
    • Psychology OR Sociology equivalent to UI Psychology (PSY:1001); Sociology (SOC:1010); Social Problems (SOC:1030)
    • Cultural Anthropology (ANTH:1101)
    • Upper-level Statistics (Upper level within five years) equivalent to UI STAT:3510; STAT:4143; PSQF:4143
    • BIOS:4120 Statistics courses from community colleges are freshman/sophomore level and do not satisfy the prerequisite.
    • Statistics courses from a four-year university at the junior/senior undergraduate level will be accepted.

Requirements for International Students

International students whose first language is not English and do not meet the requirements for a waiver are required to submit English proficiency scores.

  • For a complete list of accepted English proficiency exams, score requirements, and waiver eligibility, please refer to the Graduate College English Proficiency Requirement page here.

Application Process:

MSN Entry into Practice Application to the Graduate College is a three-step process.

  1. Complete the Graduate College Application and pay the appropriate fee.
  2. Graduate admission will contact you by email and provide directions to upload the following items to your Admissions Portal through our website MyUI: Resume  Essay 3 References, combination of academic and professional Statement of Disclosure  All transcripts (post-high school)
  3. Qualified candidates will be contacted for a group interview as the next phase of admission

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

 

Feb 1

For CNL, NSA and
Bridge Programs

March 15

For Entry into Practice
Program