To be admitted to the Master of Science in Nursing program, you should:
- Be a graduate of a regionally accredited undergraduate nursing program with a grade-point average of 3.0 or greater (4.0 scale). Students with a GPA of less that 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Undergraduate curriculum must include three semester hours in statistics, research and physical assessment.
- Have a current RN license to practice in the state of Illinois or Wisconsin.
We accept applications to the program on an ongoing basis, year-round. To apply for admission, you must:
- Complete the online application for admission.
- Submit three letters of recommendation. Letters may be sent directly from the person writing the recommendation.
- Submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay describing why you wish to pursue a graduate nursing degree.
- Submit official and sealed transcripts for all prior college and university credit.
- Submit a current Curriculum Vita or detailed resume.
Please submit all materials to:
The Center for Adult and Graduate Studies
347 S. Gladstone Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Applicants will be interviewed by the School of Nursing MSN Coordinator when all admission materials are received. Applicants will be notified of the admission decision by Aurora University in writing.
After admission to the MSN program, students will need to provide documentation to the School of Nursing for current CPR certification, health physical, and proof of immunizations, criminal background check, drug screen, and health insurance.
At the discretion of the School of Nursing, a maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another institution. Credit must be transferred in prior to enrollment in the MSN program.