Jefferson School of Nursing
Graduate Nursing Admission Requirements
Additional Requirements for
- Current ACLS, PALS certification
- A resume that demonstrates a minimum of two years experience in a critical care nursing setting
- An interview with the CRNA Admissions Committee
- Cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in a program resulting in the award of master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or University. Note: For GPA of less than 3.2, submit official GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing)
- Three recent professional references, including narrative letter and attribute form
- Essay (not more than 1,000 words) outlining career goals, educational goals and objectives, and area of interest in pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Copy of current RN license, CRNP license (if applicable) and specialty certification (if applicable)
- Letter from MSN college or university verifying the number of clinical hours completed
Select DNP applicants will be invited to interview with School of Nursing faculty for final selection.
For All Graduate Students
- RN licensure
- BSN, MSN or Nurse Doctorate (ND) from an accredited school
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
- Introductory bachelor's level course in elementary statistics
- Iintroductory BSN-level course in nursing research
- Iintroductory BSN-level course in physical assessment (if integrated in the undergraduate course of study, evidence must be submitted for evaluation)
- Computer literacy, Microsoft Office skills
- An essay addressing professional goals (not more than 1,000 words)
- Current CPR certification(American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
- Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is 3.2 or below must present evidence of one of the following:
- competitive scores on the GRE or MAT (test scores are valid two years from the date taken) or
- a grade of B or better in two core graduate nursing courses taken at Jefferson as a non-degree student
- Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Transcripts originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by World Education Service or a comparable credential evaluation service.
- Demonstration of English language proficiency
- Criminal Background Check/Child Abuse Clearance
- Fingerprinting and Drug Testing
International students, please note:
- International students who are in the U.S. in F or J status are restricted to taking one online course per term per federal regulations.
- International students in F or J status may not enroll as part-time students.
The RN-BSN, RN-BSN/MSN, APW for RNs, MSN and DNP are online programs. As such, they are not available to international students due to federal regulations.
For more information and resources for international students, please go to the Office of International Affairs website.