Admission to the MSN Program | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


MSN Admission

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    We enroll students three times during the year: August, January, and May. However, students can submit their applications at anytime throughout the year. Thinking about getting started?

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    Admission Criteria for the Master of Science in Nursing  

    Admission to the Master of Science Program is open to nurses who are licensed in the state of Ohio and have graduated from a program of nursing accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Admission will not be denied on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or political affiliation.  Applicants are requested to provide information pertaining to their academic, intellectual and professional abilities through college transcripts, personal references, and a writing sample.

    Admission Materials Required: 

    • All official transcripts from previous undergraduate/graduate course work 
    • Current, unencumbered, unrestricted Ohio RN License
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
    • 3.0 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Undergraduate prerequisites:  Statistics and research methods 
    • Submit a 1 to 2 page summary that addresses a specific vision for your future and how an advanced nursing degree will support your goals.  Please incorporate 1) the strengths you currently bring to your practice, 2) a clinical situation you wish to improve, and 3) why you have chosen Capital University
    • Current resume
    • Three professional written references