GET YOURSELF READY FOR A MASTER OF NURSING PROGRAM
University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing on the Twin Cities campus have established a collaborative framework for the enrollment of qualified UMN Crookston grads into the School of Nursing’s Master of Nursing program. Through this partnership, students graduating with a bachelor’s degree from UMN Crookston who meet the eligibility requirements can apply to the Master of Nursing program. This partnership encourages students to complete their undergraduate degree at UMN Crookston and provides support from the School of Nursing for UMN Crookston students who are interested in continuing their educational journey after graduation in nursing through the Master of Nursing program.
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APPLICANTS TO THE MASTER OF NURSING PROGRAM MUST MEET FOUR REQUIREMENTS:
- Have a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field. The degree must be complete by the end of the spring term prior to the fall start term (e.g. June 2023 for September 2023 start). Applicants with an associate’s RN degree are not eligible to apply to the Master of Nursing program, even if they have a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field.
- Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- Complete at least five of the nine prerequisite courses by the November 1* application deadline. If offered admission, the remaining courses must be completed prior to starting the program in the fall.
- Demonstrate English language proficiency, if applicable.
- General Chemistry**
- Human Anatomy**
- Human Physiology**
- Human Pathology**
- Lifespan Growth & Development
- Abnormal Psychology
- Human Nutrition
- Inferential Statistics
*The application cycle is open mid-August to November. Students admitted would begin the following Fall semester.
**Applicants must have five of the prerequisites completed (with a grade of C+ or higher) by the application deadline. If a student does not have a strong science background, it is important to complete at least three of the five courses marked with an asterisk a part of the five required to apply.
You may also contact:
Office of Student and Career Advancement Services
School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
EARLY DECISION FOR ADMISSION
Early decision for admission to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing Master of Nursing program is available for UMC students.
Students with Junior status (61-90 completed credits) from the University of Minnesota Crookston (this also applies to students in Duluth, Morris, and Rochester) are able to apply for early decision for admission to the Master of Nursing program at the School of Nursing. Students still complete their undergraduate degree on the Crookston campus, but have peace of mind knowing they will begin the following Fall in the Master of Nursing program on the Twin Cities campus.
Students must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for the early admission option:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
- Completed 5 of 9 prerequisite courses for the Master of Nursing program by the end of fall semester junior year.
- Minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.7
The application for "early decision for admissions" opens on January 17th and closes on March 17th. Students selected will be required to maintain a minimum cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 3.5 at degree completion. Students must have a completed baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field at their system campus institution by June prior to fall enrollment in the MN program. All nine prerequisites for the program must be completed prior to accepted cohort start date.
Deferments will not be granted. If not accepted for early decision, qualified students remain eligible to apply for competitive admission during the final year of their undergraduate program or thereafter.
Once graduates of the Master of Nursing program pass the NCLEX, they are licensed as an entry-level Registered Nurse (RN), and they are prepared to begin their career in nursing.
Additionally, the Master of Nursing program provides an excellent foundation for a Ph.D. in nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree at the School of Nursing. Program details are available online.