- 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).
- NOTE: If your cumulative final BS in nursing grade point average (GPA) is between 3.0 - 3.249 (on a 4.0 scale; U.S. equivalency), you will need to successfully complete the GRE for admission consideration. If your final BS in Nursing GPA was above a 3.25, the GRE is not required.
Applicants for admission consideration to the University of Michigan School of Nursing may only apply to one program and one term. Individuals that submit an application for multiple programs and/or terms will be immediately denied further admission consideration.
Deadline to Apply
The application for 2014 will open on August 26, 2013.
Spring-summer term applicants:
Applicants applying for admission consideration to the spring-summer term must have completed an approved undergraduate statistics course from a 4-year campus based institution within the last 5 years prior to the spring-summer term start (May). Statistics courses completed at a community college or in an on-line format are not accepted to fulfill the statistics requirement. For additonal details, please download and read: Prerequisite courses for N536 and N603.
Fall term applicants:
Applicants applying to the fall term must have completed an approved undergraduate statistics course from a 4-year campus based institution within the last 5 years, prior to or during the first term of enrollment (fall term). Statistics courses completed at a community college or in an on-line format are not accepted to fulfill the statistics requirement. We highly encourage all prospective students to fulfill the statistics prerequisite course, if they have not done so already, prior to the first term of enrollment. New students that are applying to the fall term start that select to wait to complete the statistics course during the first term of enrollment should note that the statistics course is not included in the set program plan and would be additional credits and coursework time outside of the graduate program (many students find this to be difficult, hence the reason we encourage students to complete a statistics course prior to the first term of enrollment). For additional details, please download and read: Prerequisite courses for N536 and N603.
Completion of the statistics prerequisite course is not required for application and admission consideration.
Note: International applications (including Canadian citizens) may only be considered for fall term admission and must apply by the February application deadline regardless of the selected program of application. International applicants that submit an application after the February application deadline will not be considered for admission.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing has partnered with NursingCAS which is a centralized application system for nursing programs.
To be considered for admission, all prospective applicants must complete the following sections on the NursingCAS application (submitted applications that do not have all listed required sections below completed will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the admissions committee):
Sections on the NursingCAS application that are required by NursingCAS and the University of Michigan School of Nursing to be considered for admission:
It is important to read through this page and the NursingCAS provided instructions thoroughly prior to starting the application.
Applications submitted that do not have all of the above sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for admission consideration.
International applicants have additional requirements that are listed below and must submit the completed application by the February application deadline, including all supporting materials.
NursingCAS Designations Page and Program Options
On the Designation section of the NursingCAS application, you will select the program and term of application. To find the University of Michigan School of Nursing on the designations page you will want to enter the following search criteria:
School/Program/Track Name: University of Michigan
Scroll through the results of the search and select the program and term you wish to be considered for within the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Only one program and one term may be selected for admission consideration, applicants that select more than one program option or term will not be considered for admission at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.
Please make sure to research the intended program of application to ensure you are applying to the correct program of interest. Below is a list of program options:
Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner (combined program)
Nurse Midwife and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (combined program)
Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science Master's (current title: Nursing Business & Health Systems Masters
NursingCAS Application Required Supporting Material
The University of Michigan School of Nursing requires the submission of a one-page (maximum two pages) resume with your NursingCAS application for admission consideration to any of our Master's programs. The one page (maximum two pages) resume should be uploaded as a MS Word document attachment in the Document Upload section of the NursingCAS application.
The University of Michigan requires that each applicant submit a personal statement through the NursingCAS application.
Provide a comprehensive answer, not to exceed 700 total words, to the following question:
What are your professional and educational goals as an advanced practice RN as it pertains to the Master’s program to which you are applying to?
Guidelines for the University of Michigan School of Nursing required Personal Statement are as follows:
Official Post-Secondary Transcripts
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions where you earned a degree or completed any coursework are required for admission consideration. 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.
International applicants: Please read the International Applicant Additional Requirements section below for special transcript requirements.
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GRE scores are required for all applicants that earned between a 3.0 - 3.249 final cumulative GPA in their BSN program (on a 4.0; U.S. equivalency scale).
Applicants whose GPA from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing is 3.25 or higher do not need to take the GRE. Previously received GRE scores will not be considered if the applicant's GPA meets the 3.25 minimum criteria for GRE waiver.
International Applicant Additional Requirements
NursingCAS Transcript Evaluation Requirements for International Applicants
All international applicants must submit a foreign evaluation of transcripts directly to NursingCAS (do not send foreign transcripts directly to NursingCAS without the official evaluation attached). For additional information and a list of approved evaluation agencies, please refer to the NursingCAS FAQs section titled Foreign Transcripts/Coursework.
University of Michigan School of Nursing Requirements
International students must submit official English proficiency exam scores to the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School (school code: 1839) from the TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB no later than the February application deadline to be considered for admission. For details, see the Entrance Exams webpage.
Reminder:International applicants may only be considered for fall term admission and must apply by the February application deadline. The completed application, all supporting materials, transcripts/transcript evaluation and English proficiency results must be received by the February application deadline for admission consideration.
Note: If offered admission, all new incoming International students that require a J-1 or F-1 Visa are required to provide a financial affidavit to prove adequate financial resources to cover their expenses, and the expenses of dependents, during the duration of their program. If offered admission you will receive additional information in your admission packet. Please visit the Office of the Registrar for current tuition and fees (the tuition will be listed under the School of Nursing Graduate and Rackham headings).
Refer to the NursingCAS application portal: Application Fee.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing uses NursingCAS as the only application for the master’s programs; there is no supplemental application or form to complete with the NursingCAS application. The University of Michigan School of Nursing will not be able to review your application and supporting materials until you have selected the desired program/term of application (designation), completed the application (all required sections per above itemization) and paid the required NursingCAS application fee.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing does not offer rolling admissions; all completed applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee and applicants selected for an admissions interview will be notified within the timelines below:
February application deadline: Applicants that have submitted a completed application by the February application deadline will be notified by March 1 if selected for an admission interview. Admission interviews will occur in March.
April application deadline (for applicable programs only): Applicants that have submitted a completed application by the April application (final) deadline, if applicable, will be notified by May 1 if selected for an admission interview, admission interviews for the final deadline applicants will occur in May.
Applicants that submit an incomplete application or are not selected for an admission interview will be notified within the same time frames listed above.