MSN to MBA Bridge

Nursing Student Handbook

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Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
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MSN to MBA Bridge

Convenient, online classes fit your schedule.

Nurses who already have a Master of Science in Nursing can add a Master of Business Administration much faster with Nebraska Wesleyan’s MSN to MBA Bridge.

This 24-credit-hour program is fully online.

You know how to take care of patients. An MBA from Nebraska Wesleyan University will prepare you to take care of business, too.

MSN to MBA Bridge Admission Requirements

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s MSN to MBA Bridge program requires the following for admittance. Applicants do not need to take the GRE or GMAT.

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN-, CCNE- or CNEA-accredited nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Free online application
  • Graduate transcripts
    Contact your Master of Science in Nursing degree granting institution and request that they send an official transcript to the following address.

    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Graduate Admissions
    5000 Saint Paul Avenue
    Lincoln, NE 68504
  • 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.
  • Two references
    Upload the names and email addresses of two education or work-related associates. We will send your references an online form to complete in support of your application.
  • Résumé
    Upload your résumé.
  • Personal goals statement
    In 300-500 words, describe your reason for pursuing an MBA or MSN/MBA. What professional, personal and educational goals do you hope to achieve? What strengths will you bring to Nebraska Wesleyan’s MBA program? You may upload your personal goal statement or enter it in your online application for admission.


Francie McNeil

"We can no longer say, 'I'm going to spend a whole bunch of your money on things you may not value.' I'm studying the business side of nursing at NWU so I can be a better patient advocate. I want to make sure our care matches their values."

Francie McNeil MSN, RN (MBA '18)
business development manager
Visiting Nurse Association