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Preparing for Nursing School

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A career in nursing requires strength in several areas of study. Completing the necessary coursework at a strong liberal arts campus like Morris will prepare you to enter the nursing program of your choosing. The best path for Morris students is:

Post-Baccalaureate/Masters of Nursing Program

These competitive, accelerated programs allow students to become nurses in as little as 16 months following the completion of an undergraduate degree.

Requirements Include:

  • Bachelors degree in non-nursing area
  • 3.5 GPA or higher. (MN program requires a minimum of 3.0 for GPA)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


  • Biology or psychology major
  • Work experience as a certified nursing assistant (CNA)
    • Morris students often work as CNAs for the Stevens Community Medical Center or West Wind Village. As well as Stevens County Ambulance service.
    • MN program participants can have any major and there isn't a preferred undergraduate provided since all students need to complete prerequisites.

Consult with your adviser about the best way to complete the recommended coursework.

Co-curricular Preparation

Nursing program admissions staff want to be sure that applicants have a genuine understanding of the nursing profession and dedication to the field. To take part in these kinds of volunteer opportunities, contact the Office of Community Engagement. You also may want to take advantage of our acclaimed Study Abroad program—a study abroad experience will help you prepare for the international service trips common in healthcare professions.