Frequently Asked Questions

What are the average GPA and GRE scores for admitted students for the ELMSN pathway?

Average Cum. GPA: 3.4-3.6
Average Prerequisite GPA: 3.5-4.0
Average GREs:
Verbal: 158 (152-165)
Quant: 153 (146-161)
Writing: 4.5 (3.5-5.5)

What are the grade and timeline requirements for the prerequisite courses?

Minimum grade of 3.0/‘B’ in each course:
Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (2 courses with labs)
Microbiology (with lab),Developmental Psychology – Lifespan
Introductory Statistics (should include inferential statistics)
Please note:
All science courses require on-site labs
All science courses must have been completed within the last 6 years

Is prior healthcare experience required for the ELMSN program?

No. Prior work or volunteer experience in health care is not required for admission.

Can I apply to both the basic BSN and Entry-Level MSN programs?

Yes. Submit the entire application and required forms for each application. Only transcripts and the background check form and fee can be used for both application processes.

I do not meet one (or more) of the minimum requirements; will my application be considered?

Yes. Each application is evaluated and reviewed. Additional information may be supplied. Strength in other areas is considered when an item is slightly below minimum criteria.

How many students are admitted each year for the ELMSN pathway?

About 20 students admitted per year.

How many applications do you receive for the ELMSN pathway?

80-120 applications have been received each year since 2003

Do you use a Wait List?

Yes. A limited number of qualified applicants are placed on a wait list.

Can MSN students apply to the DNP program?

Yes. ELM students can apply to DNP program in the fall of the second year of the program.

*Students must finish MSN coursework prior to beginning DNP.