Admission Requirements

The application deadline for the Fall Term is August 15.

Admission Materials Checklist

  • An application for admission for graduate study.
  • Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Applicants for the MSN program must hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
  • Successful completion of undergraduate/university-level courses in research and statistics.
  • Current R.N. licensure in Illinois.
  • Students in the MSN program are encouraged to maintain employment as a licensed Registered Professional Nurse in the U.S. International students must be eligible to obtain and maintain valid employment authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) following admission to the program.
  • Recommendations from three people who can attest to the applicant’s professional and clinical nursing performance.
  • Goal statement: In one or two pages, describe your professional goals and how graduate nursing study at Elmhurst University will support the achievement of these outcomes.
  • A current resume documenting the applicant’s work history, including levels of responsibility, areas of professional growth, and prior professional educational experiences.

Additional Requirements

  • University-level communication skills, including oral, written, and computer-based skills.

Admission and Application

Ready to advance your career? At Elmhurst University, we try to make the graduate application process as simple—and friendly—as possible.

Learn how to apply for admission to graduate study

Becky Hulett, DNP, R.N., CNL

Program Director, M.S. in Nursing; Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice; Associate Professor, Nursing and Public Health
Department of Nursing and Public Health

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