Admissions Requirements

M.S.N Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Admission Requirements, Deadlines and Other Information

Applicants must provide evidence of the following:

  1. Graduation with a B.S. degree in nursing from a college or university having an accredited nursing program satisfactory to the School of Nursing and to the Graduate Division. Or, graduation with a B.S. degree in nursing from an international institution with a nursing program satisfactory to the School of Nursing and to the Graduate Division.

  2. Status as a licensed registered nurse; prior to entry into any clinical practicum, evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of California is mandatory.

  3. Prerequisite Courses

    • An approved upper division statistics course or a lower division statistics course with content equivalent to Biostatistics 100A,

    • An approved upper division nursing research course taken at an accredited institution and equivalent to Nursing 173

    • Completion of an approved upper division Physical Assessment course within the past three years. Applicants are asked to provide a course syllabus or outline showing content for the course.

    • Completion of an approved upper division Human Physiology course within the past five years. Human Physiology is a prerequisite to Nursing 231, Advanced Pathophysiology. (NURSING 3 ONLINE COURSE OFFERED IN SUMMER SESSION)

  4. Professional and/or academic competence in nursing attested through three personal recommendation forms.

  5. A scholarship record satisfactory to the Graduate Division and to the School of Nursing (usually a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required).

  6. Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language and medium of instruction must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 560 on the written test, 220 on the computer-based test or 87 on the Internet-based test, or complete the International English Language Examination (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 7.

  7. International applicants who are not licensed as registered nurses in the U.S. must achieve a passing score on both English and Nursing sections of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) examination.  If you are an International applicant, please contact Rhonda Flenoy-Younger, Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions, at, prior to applying for admissions.

Deadline: The Admission Deadline for Fall 2018 is December 1, 2017.

For further information contact:

Rhonda Flenoy-Younger:

Mark Covin:

Jeimy Gama:

Stephanie Dominick:


Note:  For Fall 2018 Entry, the following programs have been suspended:

Nursing Administration Specialty

Nursing Administration/Occupational and Environmental Health

M.B.A./M.S.N. in Nursing Administration Specialty

Underserved Populations Subspecialty:  Although the majority of theory courses and the clinical elective included in the Underserved Populations Subspecialty curriculum will continue to be offered as electives, enrollment for this option will not be offered during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Opportunities for clinical placements and work with preceptors in the medically underserved areas will continue to be offered