Graduate Admission Requirements

  1. Associates degree in nursing (ADN) or Diploma from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an evaluation* is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score. 
  2. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA may be offered a spot into the RN-BSN program.
  4. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  5. Three references.
  6. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.
  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an evaluation* is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
  2. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in the BSN cumulative GPA.
  4. A grade of B or better in any nursing course.
  5. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  6. Three references.
  7. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.
  1. Masters degree in nursing (MSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an evaluation* is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
  2. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in the MSN cumulative GPA.
  4. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  5. Three references.
  6. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.
  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
  2. Master's degree in nursing or related field from a nationally accredited program.
  3. For students with foreign transcripts, an evaluation* is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
  4. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in prior graduate-level coursework.
  5. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  6. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.

For complete details on how to apply, see application requirements.

*Evaluations must come from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

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Graceland University’s nursing program does not accept students who live in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina or Tennessee at this time.

Graceland University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for RN - BSN, MSN, Post-Grad Certification, and DNP programs.

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