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Admission Requirements – Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing Program

Qualifications for Admission

1) Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

2) Transcripts from educational institutions attended

3) Clearances (within 6, months Prior to admission)

4) Current basic life support training from the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross

5) Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater (Last 60 credits)

6) Completed Department of Nursing health form and physical

7) Completion of the following pre-requisites from an approved institution with a C or better within 7 years:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with laboratory component)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with laboratory component)
  • Microbiology (with laboratory component)
  • Chemistry

8) ATI TEAS composite score of 70% or higher and a score of 70% in the English Language and Usage section (taken within the last year).  Effective Fall admission of 2024.

Due to the high-level language competency required in nursing, international applicants** must possess proficiency in English at a level to enable them to succeed in graduate level studies. All international applicants for the ELMSN program are required to submit results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test (DET).

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 100 is required. The expected breakdown is as follows: Reading 26, Listening 26, Speaking 25, Writing 25.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum combined score of 7.0 is required with each subsection score of at least a 7.0.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): A minimum score of 125 is required.

**International applicants include those with English as an additional language and/or an applicant with a permanent resident card.

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If you have questions about your qualifications for admission to our Entry Level MSN program, we’re here to help. Contact La Roche University today for answers—or to start your application!