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Admission Requirements (Regular)  

MSN Nursing Administration and Leadership

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the undergraduate nursing degree or in the last 60 credits completed (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited BSN program
  • Unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the applicant is employed in nursing
  • Current Resume indicating at least one year of experience working in nursing, preferably, nursing management
  • An essay to include career goals and objectives as well as a description of how the student plans to use the MSN degree
  • International Global Online Applicants
    • Scholastic record must be comparable to that reflected by a 3.00 GPA verified with official transcripts and applicant needs to be licensed in their country of residence
    • Applicants must submit a credential evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) for nursing course work and World Education Services (WES) for non-nursing course work

Pre/Co-Requisite Courses

Applicants may take a 3-credit course in statistics at Cal U or another accredited institution before seeking regular admission or after conditional admission in order to remove deficiencies in pre/co-requisite courses.

Nursing Administration and Leadership Post Master’s Certificate

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited MSN program
  • Unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the applicant is employed in nursing
  • Current Resume indicating at least one year of experience working in nursing, preferably, nursing management
  •  International Global Online Applicants
    • Scholastic record must be comparable to that reflected by a 3.00 GPA verified with official transcripts and applicant needs to be licensed in their country of residence
    • Applicants must submit a credential evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) for nursing course work and World Education Services (WES) for non-nursing course work

Pre/Co-Requisite Courses

Applicants may take a 3-credit course in statistics at Cal U or another accredited institution before seeking regular admission or after conditional admission in order to remove deficiencies in pre/co-requisite courses.

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: msnonline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

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