M.S. in Nursing



M.S. in Nursing

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Admission Requirements

Applicants who are registered nurses with a bachelor's degree outside nursing should contact the School for Professional Studies at sps@elmhurst.edu for information on the RN–MSN option.

To apply for admission, please submit: 

  • An application for graduate admission
  • Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended; applicants for the M.S.N program must hold a  bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
  • Successful completion of undergraduate/college-level courses in nursing research and statistics (statistics within the past  five years or must demonstrate competency)
  • Current R.N. licensure in Illinois
  • Recommendations from three people who can attest to the applicant’s professional and clinical nursing performance
  • Goal statement: a one- to two-page essay describing personal and professional goals and how graduate nursing study at  Elmhurst College will enable achievement of those goals
  • A current résumé documenting the applicant’s work history, including levels of responsibility, areas of professional growth,  and prior professional educational experiences.
  • Interview: an interview with the director of the graduate nursing program or designated graduate program faculty.
  • College-level oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy (MS WORD, email, Internet skills).

Students may apply to this program for the Fall and Spring Terms.

Conditional, provisional, and non-degree admission to graduate study in nursing are stated in the Student Handbook for the  Master of Science in Nursing program.

To get an application:

  • Apply online
  • Download an application (pdf), complete it, and mail it to us 
  • Request an application by e-mail 
  • Call (630) 617-3300 
  • Write the School for Professional Studies, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296
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