College of Nursing
RN-MSN: Traditional Master of Science in Nursing

How to Apply

  • Fall 2015 Application Timeline

    Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

    If you are interested in applying to the Seattle University RN-MSN program, please complete the online Graduate Nursing Application Form. 

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    Admission Requirements

    • Evidence of a four-year equivalent bachelor’s degree in nursing recognized by a national nursing accrediting agency, or an associate degree in nursing with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline. Professional and academic experiences will be evaluated on an individual basis.
    • Minimum grade point average of 3.00 calculated from official transcripts of all course work from all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work. Individuals who have less than a 3.00 GPA may be considered, given evidence of other accomplishments.
    • Satisfactory completion with a grade of C (2.0) or better in an undergraduate statistics course (or an acceptable equivalent) that includes descriptive and inferential statistics with computer application (a 5 quarter credit minimum) and completed within the past 5 years.
    • Statement describing professional and personal goals, including reasons for choosing the MSN program and a particular specialty, as well as the fit with the Seattle University and College of Nursing mission and values.
    • Résumé; two years of work experience preferred.
    • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within the past 5 years. Not required for applicants holding a graduate degree from a U.S. accredited institution, including medicine and law.
    • Two recommendations using College of Nursing forms that speak to the applicant’s abilities.
    • If English is not applicant’s native language, official English proficiency scores meeting the university’s entrance requirements must be submitted. See policy 2008-01 in Admission Policies for details. Admission through Culture and Language Bridge Program is not an option for the Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion program.
    • Completed Application for Graduate Admission and nonrefundable $55 application fee (fee waived for SU alumni).

    Accepted students must provide evidence of the following to the College of Nursing prior to enrollment:

    • Washington State RN licensure.
    • Professional liability insurance.
    • Current immunizations required in clinical sites, and other Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state requirements. Students will be informed of these health requirements and will be responsible for compliance. Specific requirements are published in the College of Nursing MSN Student Handbook. Current unencumbered RN license. If applicant is a nurse practitioner, he/she must also have a current, unencumbered ARNP license.

    All applications are carefully reviewed and selected applicants will be invited to participate in a faculty interview process.