In addition to meeting the requirements of the University as described in the Graduate Education section of the academic programs catalog, students must meet the requirements specified below:
- Submit a University application for admission and a curriculum vitae.
- Complete a Bachelor of Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
- Current licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the applicant’s state or country. For those applicants practicing in Michigan, a current Registered Nurse Michigan license is required.
- A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for total credits completed during the second-half of the four-year baccalaureate nursing program.
- No clinical practice experience is required prior to acceptance for the Clinical Nurse Specialist-Nurse Education concentration.
- Successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate statistics course within the last five years.
- Submit a written essay typed and double-spaced that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice: Clinical Nurse Specialist-Nurse Education.
- Submit three letters of recommendation.
- Completed an admission interview with the College of Nursing faculty.
- If the applicant’s native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a total score of 580 (paper version) or 21 (computer version). Equivalent scores on the English Language Center Test may be submitted.
- If the applicant’s native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Educational Testing Service Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a score of 50 or above.
- Applications are now OPEN.
- The MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist Education program enrolls for a fall semester start each year. Admission applications are available in September for the following fall.
- Early application deadline - October 15.
- Final application deadline - March 1.
Admission of students who cannot reside in Michigan for the duration of their College of Nursing program cannot be accommodated at this time. Many states have regulations regarding out-of-state distance education providers which may include restrictions from online courses with didactic and clinical practicum requirements for College of Nursing programs.
State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses’ opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice.
Early consideration, October 15
Final deadline, March 1