Master of Science in Nursing - Admission Requirements
Thank you for your interest in our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program option. The application deadlines for the Nursing Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner program options are:
- Fall semester start: July 1
- Spring semester start: Nov. 1
- Summer semester start: April 1
Please review the following guidelines to complete your application. You may submit all additional required materials to the Clarkson College Admissions office by mail, email or fax. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions team at 402.552.3100 or email@example.com.
Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: Nov. 1
Summer semester: April 1
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a professional institution accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Valid state unencumbered RN license effective in the state of practice or where clinical experience will occur.
Step 2: Submit the required admissions materials by mail, email or fax. When appropriate, your essay and resume may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that your name is clearly visible on all documents.
Please review the following sections to view individual requirements and materials.
Submit your $35 non-refundable application fee.
You may make a secure payment online. If paying by check or money order, mail your payment to the Clarkson College Admissions office located at 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131.
Each student must meet one of the following:
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, and a minimum of 250 total score computer-based is required.
- Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school.
- U.S. General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with an English score of 500 or equivalent.
- Associate's or higher-level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.
Submit a scholarly essay summarizing your motivation for entering our Master's degree program. Your essay must be typed and limited to three pages. Address the following:
- Statement of your personal and professional goals after graduation.
- Role of graduate education in achieving your goals.
- Personal and professional strengths.
- Professional areas identified as needing development.
- Personal perceptions of graduate education.
Request official academic transcripts from each institution previously attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from each institution to Clarkson College.
Request two professional recommendations using the Graduate Professional Reference forms.
Submit your resume.
Meet Your Admissions Counselors
Clarkson College Admissions counselors are your first point of contact for all questions.
PH 402.552.6161 | email@example.com
Maddie Torline became an Admissions Counselor at Clarkson College in 2018, and in her role, she works with applicants A-L in the Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree options), RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Graduate Nursing, BSN to DNP and Post-Master’s DNP program options. Learn more about Maddie.
PH 402.552.2944 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan O’Leary joined Clarkson College as an Admissions Counselor in 2018. She works with applicants M-Z in the Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree options), RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Graduate Nursing, BSN to DNP and Post-Master’s DNP program options. Learn more about Megan.