Applications for admission into the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program are reviewed when all required documents are received. It is each applicant's responsibility to allow sufficient time for all admissions documents to be compiled and mailed and to make sure that all materials arrive prior to the intended term of entry. It is recommended that applicants submit all required material in a single, sealed envelope. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed to the address below:
Queens University of Charlotte
Presbyterian School of Nursing Admissions
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274
Graduate certificates for the MSN program are available in the areas of: Health Systems Management, Nurse Educator Practices, and Clinical Nurse Leader®. To view the requirements for each certificate, please select from the list of certificate options on the left.
The following is required to complete your application:
- Completed Graduate Application
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic course work, indicating evidence of :
- BSN degree earned at a regionally accredited institution and nursing program accredited by NLNAC or CCNE. RNs with other bachelor’s degrees will be considered on an individual basis.
- Evidence of a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in upper division nursing coursework.
- A statement of purpose for graduate study. The statement should include your reason for wanting to obtain an MSN degree at Queens and your professional plans following completion of the program. The expectation is that the statement of purpose provides an example of the candidate’s ability to articulate in a clear and concise manner. The statement should be double spaced and not exceed 1 page.
- Evidence of a current unrestricted license to practice nursing in the state in which you will complete any practicum requirements of the program.
Applications are accepted on a continuous, year-round basis. However, it is recommended that all documents are received in the Office of Admissions no later than one month prior to the anticipated term of entry.
Upon completion of a complete admissions file, the Graduate Studies Committee will review the entire application and will make one of the following decisions:
- Admitted - A full or provisional admittance offer has been extended.
- Not Admitted - An admittance offer has not been extended, likely due to not meeting the admissions requirements.
International Student Requirement
If transferring credit from a college or university outside the U.S., applicants must have their transcripts translated and evaluated independently by a certified transcript evaluation service such as World Education Services.
International students are also required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to submit a confidential certified financial statement indicating the amount of funds available for their education in the United States. Full admission to the University is required before an I-20 may be issued. Graduate international students must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours each in the fall and spring terms to be eligible for an F-1 student VISA.
If offered admission, students must submit the following documents, prior to the first day of class:
- Copies of immunization forms - May be obtained through employer
- Copy of current CPR card - Basic Life Support for Health Provider or higher
- Copy of Professional Liability Insurance Coverage - Minimum limits of $1,000,000/incident and $3,000,000/aggregate (Two common companies used for liability insurance are Nursing Service Organization and Marsh Affinity Group. In some instances, insurance agents will add this to home policies for a reasonable fee.)
Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte reserves the right to make changes in the curriculum, course offerings, fees, financial aid, requirements and regulations as may be necessary and without providing prior notices.