The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program builds on the knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education. Graduate courses focus on the development of scholarly, critical thinkers and leaders who develop the skills necessary to transform knowledge into advanced practice. Two specialty areas are offered: Nursing Administration or Nursing Education.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MSN
All qualified candidates are invited to apply for admission to the graduate program in nursing. Applicants must show evidence of meeting the following minimum criteria:
- A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC- or AACN-accredited program, or proof of equivalent from an international institution.
- A minimum undergraduate QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or resume support.
- Current licensure to practice nursing in a state or territory of the U.S.
- 1 year of nursing practice experience is required.
- Two letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s potential for graduate study. At least one of these references should be from an academic source.
- A statement of personal goals demonstrating congruence with the purpose of the program and the specific area of study. The statement must demonstrate appropriate writing skills.
- A faculty member responsible for the specialization of interest will interview the candidate.
ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
International students with English as a second language may apply for admission to the La Roche College MSN Program after completing one-two years of clinical work experience in a U.S. healthcare agency prior to or concurrent with the educational program.
Prospective students must have one-two years experience in a U.S. healthcare agency.