Admission Requirements

RN-MSN Candidates

RNs seeking an accelerated program of study may enroll in the RN-MSN track. Applicants are required to have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or nursing diploma froma professionally accredited institution and a Baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited institution.

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 undergraduate programs 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 graduate program (maximum length 3 pages). 
  • Proof of licensure as an RN within the first semester of enrollment.

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