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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate or master’s degree nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation and by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 7, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 66 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 190.

Application dates

Submit your application in time.

    To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
    Fall Jan. 31 August
    Spring Sept. 30 January
    Summer Jan. 31 June

    Gather your papers

    Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Curriculum vitae documenting education, work experience, leadership, professional organization activities and scholarly endeavors (e.g. publications, presentations, research, honors, awards).
    • Complete an interview.
      • Kira Talent is the platform utilized to complete your interview. Kira is integrated with Nursing CAS, and you will be able to access and complete your interview through CAS.
      • There are both video recorded verbal questions and written questions.
    • Names and contact details for two professional references. These should be health care professionals who can evaluate your academic and/or professional abilities. One must be your most recent supervisor or manager who can evaluate your clinical, teaching, leadership, and/or administrative abilities. The other should be a health care professional (e.g. nursing instructor, supervisor, clinical preceptor or advanced practice nurse, etc.) with whom you have worked and/or collaborated within the past two years.
      • Do not include recommendations from friends, fellow staff nurses or ministers.
      • Submit names and contact details for recommendation providers within the online application.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.
    • Copies of current, unencumbered registered nurse license(s).
    • Additionally the department may request you to undergo a personal interview.

    Complete the NursingCAS application

    The Sinclair School of Nursing processes applications for this program through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing programs.

    Apply here

    Complete the MU Graduate School application

    After you’ve been notified that your application to the program has been reviewed and accepted by the Sinclair School of Nursing, you will formally apply to MU through the Graduate School.

    Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Degree/Delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic Program: Nursing/Nurse Educator-Distance (MS)

    Learn more about this program

    This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing

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