MSN and Post-Baccalaureate DNP Programs
Earned a BS in nursing or are in the process of completing a BS in nursing from a CCNE, AACN, or NLN accredited institution. Note: Successful completion of the BS in nursing must occur prior to the desired term of admission.
Minimum B average in all undergraduate coursework (this includes all courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements for a BS in nursing; an overall B average is usually equivalent to a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
- Enter full coursework history from all institutions attended.
- Send official post-secondary transcripts from all institutions where you earned a degree or completed any coursework. Transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to process.
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions where you earned a degree or completed any coursework (including post-secondary institutions where credit was granted through completion of a course during high school) are required for admission consideration.
- You are required to enter all course completed at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution. This includes courses where credit was granted through completion of a course in high school (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate), courses where credit was granted through the completion of a placement exam (CLEP or departmental exam) and courses completed at a community college or during summer terms.
- The official transcripts must be sent to NursingCAS directly. Applicants applying to a graduate program are not required to submit high school transcripts for admission consideration.
- Transcripts sent directly to the University of Michigan School of Nursing will not be accepted. If you have any questions regarding the process of submitting transcripts please contact NursingCAS directly: Contact Page. Current or previous University of Michigan students are required to request transcripts to be sent to NursingCAS through the Office of the Registrar
- Applicants are not required to submit any coursework taken at any schools or colleges outside of the U.S. or Canada.
- International applicants: Please read the International Applicant Additional Requirements section for special transcript requirements.
- Release Statement
- Personal Statement
- Provide a comprehensive answer to the following question: What are your professional and educational goals as they relate to the graduate program to which you are applying? (700 words maximum). The statement should clearly state your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying. It is most effective when you have researched the program and can communicate an understanding of the scope of practice. You should elaborate on how the program you are applying to best fits your professional and educational goals.
- Required for admission consideration are three recommendations from individuals who can comment on your potential success as a graduate student and as an advanced practice nurse in the area for which you are applying. It is recommended that references have a Masters level Nursing degree or higher.
- Identifying your selected references and initiating the recommendation request is part of the NursingCAS application.
- Hard copy or electronic versions of recommendations sent directly to the school will not be accepted.
- The University of Michigan School of Nursing requires the submission of a one-page (maximum two pages) resume with your NursingCAS application.
- The School of nursing does not require specific work experience prior to applying for a program.
- Your resume should be professionally written, well-formatted, and easily readable
- Highlight relevant educational and professional experiences, including volunteering, professional associations, leadership, research, and job shadowing.
International Student Additional Requirements
- Transcript Evaluation
- English Proficiency Exam
- Visa and Documentation
International students who are admitted to the program will receive information about I-20's, F-1 or J-1 visas, and submitting financial documentation in their email offer of admission. The University of Michigan requires evidence of full financial support before they will issue the documentation necessary for admitted students to apply for an International Travel visa. Therefore, prospective international students should carefully investigate financial aid opportunities during the application process. For more information on obtaining a visa and other details specific to international students, visit the International Center.