Admission Requirements

MSN and Certificate Candidates

Candidates seeking a MSN or Certificate must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing form a nationally accredited school of nursing; undergraduate grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; or completion of 6 credits at the graduate level with an average of 3.0 or higher is required. 

Nursing Licensure Requirements

Applicants must be eligble for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts. 

Required Documentation

  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from an academic source and from the administrator or manager in the most recent nursing position.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduateprograms and graduate level courses.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit statistics course with a final grade of at least a C+.
  • Current resume that includes prior education and work experience.
  • Writing sample reflecting applicant's graduate learning goals and reasons for applying to the program (maximum length 3 pages).
  • Proof of licensure as a RN.

Informational Interview

All candidates are required to complete a face-to-face informational interview with the director of nursing graduate studies or member of the graduate faculty prior to consideration for acceptance.

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Contact Us

School of Nursing
Cynthia L. Dakin, Ph.D., R.N.
Director of Graduate Nursing Studies
Associate Professor
413-265-2455
dakinc@elms.edu