The College of Nursing admits students to the MSN Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator emphases every fall. Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator applications are available July 1st through April 1st for the fall admission cycle. Application materials must be received by the College of Nursing Graduate Program Office and official transcripts must be received by the Graduate Studies Office by April 1st to to be eligible.
Interview (Eligible Applicants):
The College of Nursing Graduate Program will hold interviews for fall admissions once a month beginning in August. Upon successful submission of all application materials, the College of Nursing Graduate Program Office will contact the applicant with further information regarding the exact interview date. Applicants will be interviewed monthly until April. The maximum number of applicants admitted into each emphasis (CNL and NE) may be reached prior to April. If the maximum number of applicants are accepted prior to application closure on April 1st, applicants will be added to a wait list and offered enrollment if a spot becomes available in the emphasis.
All new admits must attend a mandatory College of Nursing Graduate Program orientation session on campus. The orientation date will be announced January.
We encourage admitted students to take a summer writing course to ensure that they are prepared for their graduate studies. These courses often include writing tips, using a bibliographic management program, and using APA format. Admitted students will receive a list of suggestions of possible online writing courses.