Admission Requirements (MSN)

The MSN program begins each year in the fall and spring. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Review of complete applicant files begins after each priority deadline. The review process requires six to eight weeks.

Priority Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Spring: September 1

 

Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 college credit hours completed
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a school accredited by a regional accrediting organization
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa. Individuals are currently licensed when licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in Iowa pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa Code chapter 152E.1. The Admissions Office will verify the status of each applicant's RN licensure

RN Applicants with a Non-Nursing Bachelor Degree

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 college credit hours completed
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa. Individuals are currently licensed when licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in Iowa pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa Code chapter 152E.1. The Admissions Office will verify the status of each applicant's RN licensure
  • 3 credit undergraduate Statistics course
  • 3 credit undergraduate Nursing Research course (May be taken at Allen College)
  • 3 credit undergraduate Community Health course (May be taken at Allen College)

Allen College uses a holistic admission review. The process balances academic achievement, work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, community service, diversity, as well as, other applicable life experiences.

Please note: Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.
Allen College uses a competitive admission review. The top applicants are accepted each term.