To be accepted for admission into the program, a student must present the following:
- Evidence of successful academic achievement in completing a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program or the MSN Bridge program for those R.N.s with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree. Undergraduate coursework must include an introductory statistics course (including inferential and descriptive) and an undergraduate nursing research course. Students who have earned a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their undergraduate program may be formally accepted into the Master of Science program upon receipt of all required documents for admission and a review by the Graduate Nursing Admissions and Progressions committee. Students with an undergraduate BSN GPA of less than 3.2 are required to present test scores from the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) to be considered for admission into the program. In addition, those students applying to the MSN/MBA dual-degree track must take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and be accepted by the MBA Program. The Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Montgomery Hospital must first accept those students applying to the Nurse Anesthetist Track. Please contact the Frank J. Tornetta School directly at 484.622.7280 for an application packet.
- Current R.N. licensure in the United States.
- Acceptable scores in the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) for students entering the MSN in Nursing Administration/ MBA dual-degree track. For inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Two letters of reference from professors or supervisors. At least one reference must be an academic reference.
- A statement of philosophy articulating the student’s professional values and future educational goals as well as the reason for his or her track selection.
- One year of work experience as a registered nurse.
- Professional résumé.
- The online Application for Admission.
Please refer to the University’s Nondiscrimination Policy in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely upon applicant’s qualifications.
For further information, contact the Director:
Patricia Dillon, Ph.D., R.N.
Director, Graduate Nursing Program
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141