Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing online program, a student must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Admission Requirements

  • University Graduate School application including GRE scores
  • College of Education and Health Professions application
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by NLNAC or CCNE
  • Current unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse
  • Completion of a basic health assessment course (academic or continuing education), *see note below
  • Completion of a basic-level statistics course with a grade of "C" or above
  • Basic computer and library skills including the use of electronic databases
  • Qualified applicants will be admitted on a space available basis

Applications for the M.S.N. online program can be submitted at any time and will be considered on a space available basis. Students must submit all application materials, including all official transcripts (*see note below). As space is limited, earlier submission is recommended.

The Graduate School application for admission, linked above, may be submitted online and must be accompanied by a $40 application fee, which is non-refundable and will not apply against the general registration fee if the applicant is accepted and enrolls. In addition, students must be admitted to the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing graduate program, linked above, and it has a $40 nursing application fee.

Following admission to the program: Prior to enrolling in NURS 5102 — Advanced Health Assessment, the student must:

  • Complete a background check by Dead Day of the previous semester in which they will enroll in the clinical course
  • Provide EMSON with Hep B, TB, CPR, MMR, TDAP, Varicella, health insurance by Dead Day of the previous semester in which they will enroll in the clinical course
  • Provide evidence of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state where precepted hours will be provided by Dead Day of the previous semester in which they will enroll in the clinical course
  • Complete a drug screen within four weeks prior to the first day of class
  • Provide any other requirements requested by the clinical institution

For questions regarding admission to the Graduate School, call 479-575-6246 or visit the Graduate School website.

For questions regarding admission to the School of Nursing, call 479-575-3904.

Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
Epley Center for Health Professions
606 Razorback Road
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Fax: 479-575-3218

*Transcript must show evidence of completion of a basic health assessment course and completion of a basic level statistics course with a grade of a C or above. If the health assessment course was completed through continuing education, please submit the certificate of completion.