RN- BSN - Master of Science in Nursing - MSN Admission Requirements:

  1. Associates degree in nursing (ADN) or Diploma from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an 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 3.0 or above in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA may be offered a spot into the RN-BSN program.
  4. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  5. Three references.
  6. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.

Master of Science in Nursing - MSN Admission Requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an 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 3.0 or above in the BSN cumulative GPA.
  4. A grade of B or better in any graduate nursing course.
  5. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  6. Three references.
  7. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.

Post-Graduate MSN Certificate Admission Requirements:

  1. Masters degree in nursing (MSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an 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 3.0 or above in the MSN cumulative GPA.
  4. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  5. Three references.
  6. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.

Doctorate of Nursing - 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. For students with foreign transcripts, an evaluation* is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
  4. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in prior graduate-level coursework.
  5. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  6. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.

 

For complete details on how to apply, see application requirements.

*Evaluations must come from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

About your location:

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, Maryland, New York, North Carolina or Tennessee.

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.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingEducation/NursingPrograms