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Entry Level MSN

    Requirements for Admission

    The ELMSN is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline other than nursing. The program includes nursing knowledge for entry into practice coupled with graduate-level concepts and skills.

    For admission to the program, applicants must:

    • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) and earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last 60 credits of their bachelor’s program
    • Provide transcripts from all undergraduate educational institutions attended, showing an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Complete criminal background check clearances and drug screenings (carried out within three months prior to admission)
    • Supply proof of current AHA Basic Life Support certification
    • Submit a completed Department of Nursing health form and physical examination
    • Completed within the last seven years and with a grade of C (2.0) or higher the following prerequisites:
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with laboratory component)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with laboratory component)
    • Microbiology (with laboratory component)
    • Chemistry
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics
    • Developmental Psychology

    Any applicants missing pre-requisite courses will be required to take or re-take them prior to beginning Entry Level MSN courses.

    Due to the high-level language competency required in nursing, international applicants* must possess proficiency in English at a level to enable them to succeed in graduate level studies. All international applicants for the ELMSN program are required to submit results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test (DET).

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 100 is required. The expected breakdown is as follows: Reading 26, Listening 26, Speaking 25, Writing 25.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum combined score of 7.0 is required with each subsection score of at least a 7.0.
    • Duolingo English Test (DET): A minimum score of 125 is required.

    *International applicants include those with English as an additional language and/or an applicant with a permanent resident card.

     Learn more about the program, career outcomes and the benefits of earning a Enty Level MSN from La Roche University by clicking here.