- Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate course work.
- United States citizens, prior to admission to the graduate program, must be legally licensed to practice nursing in one of the 50 states.
- Completed application. See instructions here.
- Prior to enrollment in clinical courses and those related to the conduct of research students must hold an active registered nurse license in the particular state/states in which participating in clinical practice and research activities.
- Three letters of recommendation: (Suggested to include: Faculty, manager at nursing job, nurse practitioners)
- Personal interview with graduate faculty member in the area of concentration to which the student has applied. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. You will meet with one or more faculty members to talk about your background, career goals, questions and whether there is a match between what you want to accomplish and our program. If you are unable, because of distance, to travel to one of the interview sites, you may be interviewed by telephone.
- Personal Statement including a description of the applicant's goals relative to his/her professional career.
- An undergraduate course in health assessment or its equivalent. The fulfillment of this requirement is determined by each specialty area. (Not required for nursing administration.)
- An undergraduate course in nursing research.
- Students with experience in research may challenge the undergraduate research course.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required.
Note: A completed application includes the online application, supplemental application, personal statement, all transcripts, fee and all letters of recommendation.
Visiting or non-degree Professional Students
Visiting students are licensed professionals who may take specific courses for non-degree credit. Admission to these offerings is based on an application, an application fee, and permission of the instructor. An Application may be obtained by contacting UNMC College of Nursing Student Services.
You are strongly encouraged to attend or call in to an information session.
- Academic Programs Information Sessions
- Admissions Information
- Application Process
- Tuition/Financial Aid
- Grad Assist Application
- Online Education