Preparing for Nursing School
New and Exciting: Early decision for admission to the Master of Nursing program
Beginning Fall 2019, students with Junior status (61-90 completed credits) from the University of Minnesota campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester are able to apply for early decision for admission to the Master of Nursing program at the School of Nursing on the University in the Twin Cities. Accepted students will be able to enjoy their final year (Academic Year 2020-2021) of their undergraduate degree knowing their journey into the nursing profession will begin Fall 2021 after their undergraduate degree has been successfully conferred:
Students must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for the early decision option:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
- Completed 5 of 9 prerequisite courses for the Master of Nursing program by the end of fall semester junior year.
- Minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.7
- GRE scores at the 50th percentile or higher
The application for "early decision for admission" opens on November 15th and closes on January 15th. Students selected will be required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and prerequisite GPA of 3.7. Students must have a completed baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field at their system campus institution by June prior to fall enrollment in the MN program. All nine prerequisites for the program must be completed prior to accepted cohort start date. Deferments will not be granted.
If not accepted for early decision, qualified students remain eligible to apply for competitive admission during the final year of their undergraduate program or thereafter.
To Learn More
If you have specific questions, please contact
Laurissa Stigen, MS, RN
Coordinator, School of Nursing and Campus System Partnerships
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455