1. Who is admitted to your program?
    We are very interested in creating a diverse cohort of students. We encourage minority and international registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees to apply to the program. Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better and strong letters of recommendation have the best chance of admission. The GRE is not required provided the student meets all other admission requirements. All students must be registered nurses in the State of Florida to begin clinical courses. If admitted, students must also pass a drug screening, a background check, have a current CPR certificate, and required immunizations.

  2. Are all applicants invited for an interview?
    Our admissions committee reviews every applicant’s file and schedule group interviews with all qualified applicants in person. Phone interviews will be scheduled if an individual does not reside in South Florida.

  3. I have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing area. Am I eligible to apply to your program?
    Registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees in another discipline may apply to the program. Admission decisions are made on a case by case basis.

  4. Can I transfer in courses that I’ve taken at other institutions?
    A minimum of 30 credits in residence at UM is required for the MSN degree therefore students may not transfer in any courses into the program.

  5. I would prefer earning a certificate and not an MSN. What classes would I take and can I take them with the Nurse Education MSN students?
    Students are admitted to the post-baccalaureate certificate program on a case by case basis. The application process is the same as the MSN program and no GRE is required. Certificate students take NUR 551(3 credits), NUR 553 (3 credits), NUR 555 (3 credits), and NUR 558 (6 credits) for a total of 15 credits and 168 clinical hours. Students in the certificate program take courses with the MSN students and may elect to switch to the MSN program after their first semester.

  6. Can international students apply to this program?
    Applicants requiring student visas are required to be in full-time programs and this is a part-time program. International students should consider one of the full-time MSN programs such as Family Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthesiology.

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