MSN Application Process

Admission Deadlines

Apply Early Decision by April 15 to secure your place in the MSN or MSN/MBA cohort. 

Apply for Priority Admission by June 1 for selective consideration in the MSN or MSN/MBA cohort. 

Applications submitted after June 1 will be considered on a rolling basis until the cohort is full. 


To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, students must meet all general eligibility requirements of Nebraska Wesleyan University.

In addition to meeting specific admission prerequisites for the BSN to MSN program, applicants must submit the following to complete the application process:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN-, CCNE- or CNEA-accredited nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Unencumbered active state nursing license (with expiration date)
  • Completion of a background check and drug screen
  • Application process:
    • Apply online for free.
    • Provide names and addresses of two education- or work-related references
    • Upload your resume
    • Upload a 300-500 word personal goals statement describing your reasons to pursue an MSN
  • Undergraduate transcripts

    Contact your most recent degree-granting institution and request that they send official transcripts to the address below. If you graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan, you do not need to request transcripts from NWU.

    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Graduate Admissions
    5000 St. Paul Avenue
    Lincoln, NE 68504