of Science in Nursing and Certificate Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to start the MSN program in the fall semester?
New students can start fall. spring or summer semesters.
Do I have to have all the required documents into the graduate
nursing office before I can start taking classes?
You can start taking classes as a conditional acceptance
by completing your application, providing a photocopy of your RN
license and having an official transcript sent indicating that a BSN was awarded.
You may take up to three courses as a conditional student.
When are the classes?
Classes are mainly offered in the late afternoon and evening
and ocasionally classes are offered in the morning or weekend.
Can I take classes at any of the four sites where they are
As an enrolled student you may take classes at any of our sites
and our multiple sites offer greater flexibility as to course availability.
Do I have to take standardized tests?
The MSN/MBA track requires GMAT testing for full
acceptance. Please see the admission policy and requirements concerning
Can I work full time and go to school?
While taking the core and advanced core courses, it is
possible to maintain full time employment and most of our students
do. When taking the track specific courses with the required field
work component, it becomes more of a challenge. Arrangements for
clinical experiences are a mutual process with the faculty and students.
While there are some field experiences possible in the evening and
on weekends, some clinical experiences are only available during
the week and during the day. All the individual track coordinators
are available for advising and help students plan for the clinical
What kind of financial aid is available?
We have Federal nursing traineeships, University Graduate
Assistantships and information on other scholarship
opportunities on our web site under Resources.
Czekanski, Kathleen, PhD, RN, CNE
Graduate Nursing Program
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone (215) 951-1322
Fax (215) 951-1896