MSN Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

  • BSN degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • A 3.0 GPA calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits
  • An unrestricted, unencumbered, current nursing license from the state of employment; license must be kept current throughout the program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A two-page goal statement that explains your rationale for pursuing a graduate nursing degree
  • Completed application

Practicum/Clinical Requirements

  • At least one year experience working as a registered nurse preferred
  • Provide evidence of current professional malpractice insurance; minimum $1/3 million prior to Senior Nursing Project
  • Compliance with all institutional requirements prior to Senior Nursing Project
  • CPR/BLS certification as required, proof of TB testing, any required immunizations, HIPAA training, and any additional requirements
  • An internship is required for this program. Convicted felons may be limited to the type of location or client population in which their internships may be conducted*

We make it easy to get started.

As a busy adult, you have enough to worry about without adding any more complexities to your life. That’s why we offer an easy and convenient online application. Should you have any questions during your application to Spring Arbor University Online, please call us at 1.844.621.0900.

* The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JACAHO) institutes regulations in order for hospitals, home health agencies, clinics and so forth to gain or maintain accreditation status. One of these regulations requires that “all persons who are involved in patient care activities – i.e., employees, volunteers and students – must have criminal background checks as well as other health care related checks.” Criminal background checks must be initiated by the student and completed prior to beginning any clinically related practicums. See general graduate catalog policy.

About SAU Online

Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive online community.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University are accredited by
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