Admission Requirements

Prospective students for the RN to MSN program will be required to meet the same admission requirements as the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which are outlined below. Throughout the first half of the program, students will be well-prepared to continue into the graduate coursework.

An applicant to the Master of Science in Nursing program must be a registered nurse or NCLEX eligible nurse. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better is required along with your completed application.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • an application form
  • $45 application fee
  • two letters of recommendation (one from a current supervisor or professor)
  • proof of an active registered nurse (RN) license (for new graduates, prior to the end of the first semester of classes)
  • a current resume or curriculum vitae
  • transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • personal statement

The personal statement allows you the opportunity to provide us with information about yourself that does not appear on your resume. In your personal statement, please address the following:

  • professional goals and motivations
  • a nursing experience that has influenced or shaped your practice
  • a health care problem that interests you

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. Applications are evaluated once all materials are received by Quinnipiac. Acceptance is offered to qualified applicants in the next available start term. Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission.

All accepted students will also be required to complete a background check following acceptance and before the start of classes. Acceptances will be conditional prior to satisfactory completion of both. Instructions for completing these are below.

Background check directions:

  1. Visit the Application Station website
  2. Enter QUINCBCNURSEONLINE in the Application Station Code field.
  3. Click the "Sign Up Now" button to create an account.
  4. Follow the instructions on the Application Station website.

The background check will include:

  • Social security number validation/verification
  • Criminal record searches (statewide, county and federal searches)
  • National criminal database search
  • Sex offender registry search
  • OIG/SIG
  • Sanctions based search

Drug screen directions:

  1. Visit the Application Station website
  2. Enter QUIN14DRUGNURSEONLINE in the Application Station Code field.
  3. Click the "Sign Up Now" button to create an account.
  4. Follow the instructions on the Application Station website.

Graduation requirements:

  • Completion of all courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0