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A. Requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (including nursing courses in community health and leadership/management)
  2. A current license to practice nursing in the State of Texas or one of the compact states recognized by the State of Texas.
  3. A minimum of one year of relevant experience in professional nursing is preferred, but not required.
  4. A course in basic statistics with a grade of "C" or better and a course in basic physical assessment skills.
  5. A grade point average of 2.5 on all undergraduate work and an average of 3.0 in upper-division nursing courses that serve as the foundation for the graduate major.
  6. Acceptance into graduate study by the university.
  7. Acceptance into graduate nursing study by the MSN Committee.
  8. CPR certification, Exposure Insurance, Background Check, OSHA and HIPAA testing, and current immunizations.
  9. Three satisfactory references (academic, professional).
  10. Official transcripts sent from each college/university you have attended (including hospital school of nursing, if appropriate).
  11. An interview may be required.
  12. Individual consideration is given to those applicants who do not entirely meet specific requirements.

 

B. Procedures for Graduate Admission

  1. Review the admissions procedures for the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
  2. Submit Graduation Admissions Application form.
  3. Enclose a $20.00 application fee (non-refundable).
  4. Request official transcripts be sent from each college or university you have attended (include hospital school of nursing, if   appropriate).
  5. Call the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 if you have any questions about receipt of documents or about admission to the University.

 

C. Procedure for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing

  1. Submit the Master of Science in Nursing Application form to: Nursing Graduate Director, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, CPO 300, San Antonio, Texas 78209-6397.
  2. Request that the three Professional and Academic Reference Forms be sent, in sealed envelopes, to: Nursing Graduate Program Director, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, CPO 300, San Antonio, Texas 78209-6397.
  3. Interviews will be arranged as needed.

 

D. Once the application is complete, applicants will be notified of their admission status by mail.

 

E. Checklist: 

____ UIW Graduate Application Form
____ Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
____ $20.00 non-refundable fee
____ MSN Application Form
____ Three professional references

 

For further information, contact:


Dr. Holly Cassells
Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions

University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, Box 300
San Antonio, TX 78209

(210) 829-3977