Frequently Asked Questions for Master’s Entry Program – Clinical Nurse Leader (M.S.N. program for Non-Nurses)
What are the requirements for admission?
You must submit an application, along with all official college transcripts, completed prerequisite coursework, submit two letters of recommendation from a professional and academic source, write a personal statement, and submit a resume. If your application is reviewed favorably you will be contacted for an interview with the admissions committee.
What are the prerequisite courses?
- Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
- Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
- Microbiology (4 credits)
- Chemistry (Organic or Biochemistry) (4 credits)
- Developmental Psychology (covering the lifespan, birth to death) (3 credits)
- Economics (3 credits)
- Ethics (3 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits)
At a minimum, you must have a grade of C or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in order for the course to be accepted.
Yes, you can be Conditionally Accepted into the program. This means that you will be able to begin the program, if the conditions stated in your offer letter are met. If they are not met, then you will not be able to matriculate into the program.
No, all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the program.
We suggest professors, academic advisors, former managers or supervisors from work. We will not accept recommendations from family members, family friends, or colleagues who list you as their friend. We recommend the letter attests to your work habits or academic performance.
If you have a question about a class you have taken or would like your transcripts reviewed to see what courses you have fulfilled, please email your unofficial transcripts in a PDF to the program assistant, Gabby Cafone, at Gabriele.Cafone@shu.edu.
If you have taken a course and you are not sure if it is what we are looking for but think it might have relevant content to what we require please send a course description or syllabus along with your unofficial transcripts to program assistant Gabby Cafone at Gabriele.email@example.com.
Once your application is completed it will be reviewed. If your application is favorably reviewed you will be contacted for an interview. Once you have completed the interview process the committee will make a decision within two-three weeks.
Unfortunately this program is for individuals with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree only.
No, we will not consider applicants who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States or Canada must undergo a course-by-course evaluation conducted by an independent credential evaluation agency. These agencies must be members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Students attending U.S. schools abroad or international schools following a U.S. curriculum abroad do not need to submit a credential evaluation; other exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Satisfactory TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants with a degree from a U.S.-accredited college or university are exempt.
For any questions or concerns regarding the CNL program, your personal application, or the admissions process please contact program assistant Gabby Cafone at Gabriele.firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 761-9583.