MSN and Post-Graduate MSN Certificate Admission Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, a CGFNS evaluation is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
  2. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above in the each of these areas:
    • last 60 hours of undergraduate college work (or nearest semester or term break to this).
    • BSN Cumulative GPA.
  4. A grade of B or better in any graduate nursing course.
  5. Applicants with lower than a 3.00 in any of these areas may be denied or considered on an individual basis for probationary or non-degree status on a space-available basis. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a grade of B or better for the first six semester hours of coursework completed after admission to remain in the program.
  6. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  7. Three references.
  8. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.
  9. Please go here for complete details on how to apply.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
  2. Master's degree in nursing or related field from a nationally accredited program.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher in prior graduate-level coursework.
  4. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the United States and its territories.
  5. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.


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Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Graceland?s nursing program does not currently accept students who live in Kentucky, New York, Maryland or North Carolina. 

Graceland accepts students from Texas but is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Higher Education Code.

Graceland University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for RN to BSN, MSN/FNP, MSN/Nursing Education, and DNP programs.