Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Applications for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing
(M.S.N.) program will be reviewed on an individual basis. If you are
interested in applying, you should have the following educational
- A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by the
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education.
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in nursing and other course work.
- Successful completion of undergraduate courses in statistics and nursing research.
- Computer literacy.
- License to practice as a registered nurse in Wisconsin.
In addition to the educational credentials mentioned above, it is
also required that all candidates for admission to the MSN program
complete a Reflective Essay on Professional and Educational Goals as
- Essay should be 3-5 pages in length, typed using proper grammar,
punctuation, spelling, etc. and with a scholarly writing style.
- Reflect on the following:
- Your goals for graduate nursing education (provide at least 2-3 goals with discussion);
- How will an MSN degree from Stritch advance or change your career path in nursing and as a nurse educator;
- How will a graduate nursing degree with an educator focus
affect your individual nursing practice and the discipline of nursing;
- Your reasons for choosing Stritch and the MSN degree program it offers.
Applicants educated outside of the U.S. must follow academic
admission procedures relating to English ability and credential
evaluation described on the International Admissions webpage.