MSN Program Application and Requirements

Start your career in a specialization with Touro Nevada. Review the admission requirements and application process thoroughly to help ensure your application is complete and processed quickly.

Admission Requirements

View the specific educational standards and personal qualifications you'll need for consideration of your application.

You must reside in the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada, or Maine. 

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a GPA of 2.7-2.99 will be considered for conditional admission and will have to maintain a 3.0 in the first trimester of the MSN program.
  • Hold a BSN degree from a program of nursing that is accredited by national or regional accreditation body that is recognized by CHEA and by a nursing accreditor, including CCNE, NLNAC, CNEA, or ACEN.
  • If you have completed MSN coursework at a regionally accredited institution, you may be eligible for transfer credits.
    • Credits must have been earned from a program accredited both regionally and by a nursing accreditor, including CCNE, NLNAC, CNEA, or ACEN.
    • Credits may only be transferred for core coursework. To qualify for possible transfer credit the course grade must be a B or higher.
    • If you have not completed an MSN previously, they are eligible to transfer up to six credits (two courses) of core coursework.
    • If you have completed an MSN and are returning to earn an MSN in a different specialty area, you are eligible for up to 12 credits (four courses) of core coursework.
    • You are required to submit:
      • Official transcripts with the course names, credits granted, and official grade.
      • Course description from a university catalog or other official university publication.
      • You may be required to submit the course syllabi to verify course contents.
    • Transfer credit will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Director.
    • If you have graduated from a previous MSN program at Touro University Nevada, you may be eligible for up to 15 transfer credits of coursework.
  • Unencumbered active licensure as a registered nurse in a U.S. state or territory.
    • Note: Hold an active, unencumbered RN license in the US State or territory in which the clinical rotations will be completed.
  • Hold a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.
    • The MSN program does not accept international students.
  • Possess basic computer skills to complete Internet searches and use Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to comply with Touro Nevada's required Nursing Technical Standards and Good Moral Character Behavior policy which includes the physical, emotional, and mental abilities necessary to perform as a nurse.
  • Be eligible for and obtain a registered nurse license in Nevada.
    • Note: You must submit a receipt from the Nevada State Board of Nursing for the license application with the online program application. If the Nevada State Board of Nursing will not grant a Nevada license for any reason, your admission may be denied/revoked.
  • Prior to FNP clinical coursework, you must ensure that immunizations required by the clinical site are provided, a background check and drug screen are completed, and CPR (American Heart Association) certification is current.
    • Any other criteria that the clinical site requires is your responsibility to obtain in order to complete clinical hours within the appropriate timeframe.

Deadlines

Important deadlines in your application process.

Sept. 21
Fall 2019 Cohort Application Due
Jan. 21
Spring 2020 Cohort Application Due
May 15
Summer 2020 Cohort Application Due

How to Apply

Start your career in a specialization with Touro Nevada. If you meet the minimum program requirements, you are welcome to apply by following these steps.

Submit your Touro Nevada application along with a non-refundable application fee of $75 and the following items.

Mail supporting documents to:

Touro University Nevada
Office of Admissions
Attn: MSN Program
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014

Applicants can email the Office of Admissions or call (702) 777-1750 to verify supporting documents have been received.

Additional Information & Next Steps

Upon receipt of required documents, the Admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be accepted into the program. If you're successful in joining the Touro Nevada family, you will be contacted by telephone and/or email and are required to:

  1. Submit the $500 deposit by the required date.
  2. Immunization record of vaccination against Hepatitis A and B, Varicella, MMR, Tetanus-Diphtheria booster (TD) and 2-step TB screen.
  3. Health and physical clearance completed by a physician or PCP.
  4. Pass a Level I criminal background check and drug screen.
    • Applicants to the School of Nursing should be aware that any felony convictions may impact the graduate’s eligibility for certification and credentialing.
  5. Provide proof of health insurance coverage.

Failure to comply with the above requirements by the date stated in your admissions invitation letter will result in revocation of the admission invitation.

MSN Common Questions

You will find answers to some of the most common questions about the program. For answers to common questions on the general application process, please visit Admissions & Aid.

The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program requires you to complete 585 directly supervised clinical hours. Please see the MSN Curriculum for a breakdown of the required number of hours per term.

Your FNP coordinator will assist with clinical placement, however, you are encouraged to seek clinical placements and work with the clinical coordinator to ensure the site is suitable. All precepts and clinical sites must be approved by your FNP coordinator prior to beginning the clinical course.

The MSN-FNP is mostly online. Of the seven trimesters of the program, you are required to be on campus one week in each of trimester five, six, and seven for clinical skills practice competency assessment.

If you are residing in another state, it is possible to complete the clinical expectation in another state. However, you must communicate with your FNP coordinator to understand the procedures for out-of-state clinical practice. Clinical rotations must be completed one of the four states in which we are authorized to have MSN-FNP students (AZ, CA, ME, & NV).

This program was developed with the working RN in mind.  The MSN-FNP requires 2 courses at a time online for the first four trimesters (1.3 years). Trimesters five, six, and seven have clinical hour requirements. Some students may find the workload is too much in addition to full-time employment and other responsibilities and decide to reduce employment hours. That is up to you.

Our online courses are available through Touro Nevada's Learning Management System 24/7. Course assignments will have specific due dates and times included with each course syllabus. Your instructor will grade and make comments on your assignments then send it back to you through the course gradebook. You will also receive video feedback from your instructor. Sometimes your instructor will have a conference call or an on-campus lecture that you can participate in, or view later.

The MSN-FNP and PMCFNP programs will prepare you to meet educational eligibility requirements to sit for national nurse practitioner certification examinations for both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

  •  Applicants who have completed MSN coursework at a regionally accredited institution may be eligible for transfer credits. Credits must have been earned from a program accredited both regionally and by a nursing accreditor, including CCNE, NLNAC, CNEA, or ACEN.
  • Credits may only be transferred for core coursework. To qualify for possible transfer credit the course grade must be a B or higher.
  • If an applicant has not completed an MSN previously, they are eligible to transfer up to six credits (two courses) of core coursework.
  • If an applicant has completed an MSN and is returning to earn an MSN in a different specialty area, they are eligible for up to 12 credits (four courses) of core coursework.
  • The applicant is required to submit:
    • Official transcripts with the course names, credits granted, and official grade.
    • Course description from a university catalog or other official university publication.  Applicants may be required to submit the course syllabi to verify course contents.
  • Transfer credit will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Director.
  • If the applicant graduated from a previous MSN program at Touro Nevada, they may be eligible for up to 15 transfer credits of coursework.

Rolling admissions signifies that applications are reviewed as they arrive through the Touro University Nevada admissions application. The committee review selection begins after applications and documents are complete and submitted fully, and will continue until all the accepted seats are filled. This may take place well before the stated deadline(s) due to the volume of applications.

Questions? Contact Us

Shannon McShane

Shannon McShane

Admissions

Admissions & Recruitment Program Manager

shannon.mcshane@tun.touro.edu
(702) 777-3997

Disclaimer: Admission requirements are subject to change.