MSN Application Process

Admission Deadlines

Apply Early Decision by April 15 to secure your place in the MSN or MSN/MBA cohort. Early Decision admission is announced on May 1 and admission guarantees a spot in the cohort. 

Apply for Priority Admission by June 15 for selective consideration in the MSN or MSN/MBA cohort. Priority Admission is announced on June 30. 

Applications submitted after June 15 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 degree granting institution and request that they send an official transcript to:
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Graduate, Adult, and Transfer Admissions
    5000 St. Paul Avenue
    Lincoln, NE 68504
    (402) 465-2329
  • NWU graduate transcript request
    If you graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan and did not transfer in any courses from another institution, you do not need to request transcripts from NWU.