NOTE: Prior to any clinical internship, a criminal background check must be completed.

Nurse Educator, M.S.

The M.S. degree program in Nurse Educator will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution. Registered nurses with non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees who apply will be considered on an individual basis, and additional prerequisite course requirements apply as well as an earlier application deadline.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed. Applicants who do not have the required GPA of 3.0 will be required to submit a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score report with a minimum score of 400 (taken within the last three years) or a GRE score report (taken within the last three years; GRE score benchmarks are 149, 149, and 3.6. Applicants who are required to submit TOEFL scores are exempt from submitting MAT scores.
  • Submit a resume that includes education and work experience as a registered nurse..
  • Have successfully completed a college-level prerequisite course in statistics. Inferential statistics content is recommended. The course must have earned at least two semester credits from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Submit one professional and one supervisor Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Submit a copy of current registered nurse license that provides ability to practice in United States. A Minnesota license may be necessary for some internships.
  • Interview with program faculty, if requested.

Nurse-Midwifery, M.S.

The M.S. degree program in Nurse-Midwifery will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of any nursing program coursework or required program prerequisites.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution. Registered nurses with non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees who apply will be considered on an individual basis, and additional prerequisite course requirements apply as well as an earlier application deadline.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
  • Have successfully completed a college level prerequisite course in statistics. Inferential statistics content is recommended. The course must have earned at least two semester credits from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • TOEFL examination score report is required of all international applicants and all applicants whose primary language is not English. A minimum score of 84 on the internet-based test or 26 on the speaking test is required.
  • Submit one professional and one supervisor Admission Reference.
  • Submit a Miller Analogies Test score report with a minimum score of 400 (taken within the last three years) or a GRE score report (taken within the last three years); GRE score benchmarks are 149, 149, and 3.6.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose regarding professional goals.
  • Submit a copy of current registered nurse license. Must be licensed in the state in which practicum experiences will occur.
  • Submit a resume that includes prior education and work experience.  Required- one year clinical experience; Labor and Delivery or Women’s Health suggested.
  • Interview with program faculty or enrollment counselor.

Nurse Educator Certificate

The certificate program in Nurse Educator will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution. Registered nurses with non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees who apply will be considered on an individual basis, and an earlier application deadline applies.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed. Applicants who do not have the required GPA of 3.0 will be required to submit a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score report with a minimum score of 400 (taken within the last three years) or a GRE score report (taken within the last three years; GRE score benchmarks are 149, 149, and 3.6. Applicants who are required to submit TOEFL scores are exempt from submitting MAT scores.
  • Submit a resume that includes education and work experience as a registered nurse..
  • Have successfully completed a college-level prerequisite course in statistics. Inferential statistics content is recommended. The course must have earned at least two semester credits from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Submit one professional and one supervisor Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Submit a copy of current registered nurse license that provides ability to practice in United States. A Minnesota license may be necessary for some internships.
  • Interview with program faculty, if requested.

After admission to the program, you will be required to submit the following documents to www.verifiedcredentials.comIf these required documents are not received before the start of the course, the student will not be allowed to register for (or remain registered in) that course.

Before NURS600

  •  Copy of current unencumbered registered nurse license that provides ability to practice in the U.S. Minnesota license may be necessary for some internships.
  • Copy of current health insurance coverage

Before NURS671

  • Completed Nursing Student Immunization Record.
  • Documentation of a 2-step Mantoux and a current negative Mantoux/chest X-ray.
  • Copy of current CPR certification.

Before NURS685

  • Completed Nursing Student Immunization Record.
  • Documentation of a 2-step Mantoux and a current negative Mantoux/chest X-ray.
  • Copy of current CPR certification.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply in order to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.