Research College of Nursing is suspending admission for the FNP track after January 15, 2022. Learn more about this pause to plan for the New Essentials. As we update our program offerings, please do not hesitate to contact RCoN admissions for the latest information and assistance toward achieving your educational goals.

MSN admission requirement snapshot

The following is an overview of admission requirements for the graduate program.

Complete admission criteria can be found within the catalog.

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Admission to the graduate program is based on the applicant’s academic record, evidence of scholastic ability, and interest in the goals of the College. Admission will be offered to applicants who are, in the view of the College, best qualified.

Students should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Qualified students interested in a graduate track are interviewed following completion of their file. Admission decisions are mailed following completion of the interview.

Post master's certificate

The Certificate admission process is the same as admission to the tracks listed above and is dependent on which certificate you are interest in completing.


To comply with state and higher education regulations Research College of Nursing has approval to accept MSN students living in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Note: Nurse Practitioner clinical must occur in Missouri or Kansas.