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Master of Science in Nursing Leadership: Admission Requirements

Application Fee$50
Online Application FormStart application

Enter “NA” in the personal statement section on the application as the form.

All documents can be uploaded separately via the General Admissions Document.
Official TranscriptsAll students seeking enrollment must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program.

We can help you order transcripts via the General Admissions Document.
Letters of RecommendationProvide two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues at the B.S.N. level or higher.

Letter of Recommendation Form
GPA

3.0 GPA

Applicants with a GPA below the minimum may be admitted at the department’s discretion. A GPA letter will be required.

Work Experience2,000 hours of work experience documented by your HR department.
Writing SampleDetail your personal and professional goals and explain how this program will help you bring them to life. The statement of interest must include well-constructed responses to the following:

  1. Describe how your professional experiences have prepared you for future education in the role which is the focus of your desired track.
  2. Describe your plans to alter your work, professional and /or personal obligations in order to have time needed to successfully complete graduate course and clinical work.
  3. Identify one significant contemporary issue/problem in the current US health care system and discuss how members of the nursing discipline can help address/solve the issue/problem.
Prerequisite Coursework

3-credit statistics course (grade of B or higher*)

*Students with a B- or lower grade in statistics will be provided the option of completing a self-study module and accompanying exam.

3-credit baccalaureate-level health assessment course*

*Students with a B- or lower grade in Health Assessment will be required to successfully complete a 3 credit hour course prior to starting the program.

Successful Background Check

Not required for admission. Approved background check and fingerprints required prior to beginning practicum courses. Students shall be drug-screened through arrangements made by the school and the screening agency. Students are responsible for the cost of all screenings. You may be denied participation and placement at a clinical agency based on the background or drug screening findings and the clinical agency’s pre-employment screening policy.

Withdrawal from the program will be necessary if you cannot be placed in a clinical agency to meet program practicum requirements.

RésuméA detailed work history that highlights any experience that may be relevant to this program.
RN LicenseUnencumbered RN license in the state in which you reside (NY or FL).

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Transfer Credit

Up to nine transfer credits may be awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and for which you received a grade of “B” or better. After six transfer credits, the additional three credit hours need to be approved by the Dean for Graduate Studies. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended, as well as a transcript showing the degree awarded.

Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar’s Office. If you want to review possible credit eligibility ahead of time, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

International Students

If you are seeking enrollment as an international student, please submit the following:

Application Fee$50
Online Application FormStart application
English Language Proficiency Test

If English is not your first language, submit your test scores for either the TOEFL or IELTS.

UC requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based, and IELTS of 6.0

Official TranscriptsAs part of the admission process, we require an evaluation of your overseas degree and transcripts to determine their equivalence to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. You may use the following universal organization: http://www.wes.org.
Letter of Support from EmployerUsing a form provided by Utica, you’ll submit a letter of support from your current employer.

When to Apply

You can apply right now using our online application form. We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. You’ll receive a response from the admissions department within 2–3 weeks.