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Online RN to MS in Nursing (RN-BSN-MSN): Admissions Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPAAssociate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts of all prior nursing and academic work
Official GMAT/GRENo GMAT/GRE scores required
Current LicensureCopy of current unencumbered U.S. RN license from the state where you reside and a copy of any other state RN license
Additional Requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a direct supervisor
  • Completed criminal background check
  • Résumé
  • Statement of professional goals

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International Students

At Sacred Heart University, we welcome students from all around the world. If you are an international student and are interested in enrolling in the online RN-BSN-MSN, you are required to submit the items listed above, as well as the following:

Course EvaluationA course-by-course evaluation (and a translation, if applicable) from an acceptable transcript evaluation services agency, such as World Education Services.
TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scoresIf English is not your native language, you need a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 70 (iBT). Or, a minimum IELTS score of 6.

If you are unable to provide proof of English language proficiency, Sacred Heart University can administer an online English proficiency test for you. Also, please note that international students on an F-1 student visa are not permitted to enroll in online programs.

For more information on application requirements for international students, request more information or call us at 877-791-7181.

Transfer Credit

You can transfer in up to 90 credits you’ve earned at another college or university, accounting for up to 75 percent of the undergraduate credits required. This is subject to credit eligibility and program director approval.

To find out whether or not your credits are eligible, request more information or call us at 877-791-7181.

When to Apply

The best time to apply is now. Our academic calendar has sic RN-BSN-MSN start dates a year, with flexible modules to accommodate your financial aid, tuition reimbursement or scholarship funds. We can help you determine which start date is right for you.