MSN Program

Admission Requirements

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Please be aware the MSN curriculum is undergoing revision. We are not accepting applications for the Nursing Leadership Track at this time. Applications are no longer being accepted for the CNL and the CNS Tracks, although the Post-Masters Certification programs for CNS and CNL are still available.  

Admissions requirements are:

  1. A bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  2. A 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 grade point average of 3.0 in graduate coursework.
  5. Three satisfactory references (academic, professional).
  6. Official transcripts sent from each college/university attended (including hospital school of nursing, if appropriate).
  7. An interview may be required and will be arranged as needed.
  8. Individual consideration will be given to those applicants who do not entirely meet specific requirements.

For further information, contact:

Dr. Holly Cassells
Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
(210) 829-3977 email:


Vanessa Gutierrez
Secretary of Graduate Programs
(210) 283-6379 email:


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