To be considered for acceptance in the Master of Science in Nursing degree program, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:
- MSN Nurse Educator: Students must reside in one of the following states- Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, or Vermont. At this time, the MSN Educator program will have limited admissions restricted to students from these specific states.
- MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program: Students must reside in one of the following states- Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, and Texas. At this time, the MSN FNP program will have limited admissions restricted to students from these specific states.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a GPA of 2.7-3.0 will be considered for conditional admission and will have to maintain a 3.0 in the first trimester of the MSN program.
- A bachelor’s of science degree in nursing accredited by CCNE, NLNAC, ACEN, or CNEA.
- Unencumbered active licensure as a registered nurse in a U.S. state or territory.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
- A personal statement of education and career goals in relation to the MSN program.
- One letter of reference from a Nursing supervisor/professional.
- Hold a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.
- Possess basic computer skills to complete Internet searches and use Microsoft Office.
- Be able to comply with TUN’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.
Additional Requirements for FNP applicants:
- Be eligible for and obtain a registered nurse license in Nevada.
- Note: Must submit 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 admission may be denied/revoked.
- Prior to FNP clinical coursework students 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 criterion that the clinical site requires is the student’s responsibility to obtain in order to complete clinical hours within the appropriate timeframe.
- CPR-American Heart Association certification at the healthcare provider level prior to entry into clinical courses.
MSN Transfer Credit Policy
- 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 University Nevada, they may be eligible for up to 15 transfer credits of coursework.
- All Foreign graduates must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org) or an agency approved by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO; www.aacrao.org) to determine the United States educational credit or equivalency.
- The MSN program does not accept international students.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To help learn about the admissions process and the program, applicants are encouraged to read the School of Nursing MSN FAQs.
How to Apply
- Submit the application. Indicate the cohort you wish to apply to on the admissions application: March (mark Spring), July cohort (mark summer), November (mark Winter).
- Pay a non-refundable application fee of $75. The fee can be paid online through the admissions application.
- Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, including undergraduate and graduate.
- Submit a personal statement of education and career goals in relation to the MSN program.
- Submit a current CPR- American Heart Association certification at the healthcare provider level prior to entry into clinical courses (FNP track only).
- Submit Nursing Technical Standards.
- Submit supporting document to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Touro University Nevada
Office of Admissions
Attn: MSN Program
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
- Students can email the admissions office or call (702) 777-1750 to verify supporting documents have been received.
- Submit all required information to the Admissions Department by the priority deadline for the cohort you wish to start. Priority deadlines are: January 21 for Spring Cohort, May 29 for Summer Cohort, and September 21 for Fall Cohort.
- Upon receipt of all admissions documents, the Admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be accepted into the program. Acceptance is based on qualification. Please be advised our programs operate on a rolling admission basis until the cohort is filled. Applicants who do not gain admission to their primary cohort of choice will be given the option to defer to the subsequent cohort.
If accepted to the MSN program, evidence of the following must be submitted prior to matriculation:
- Pass a Level I criminal background check and drug screen.
- Submit the $500 deposit by the required date.
- Health insurance.
- Immunization record of vaccination against Hepatitis A and B, Varicella, MMR, Tetanus Diphtheria booster (TD) and 2-step TB screen.
- Health and physical clearance completed by a physician or PCP.
Disclaimer: Admission requirements are subject to change.
Effective July 1, 2015, upon acceptance to Touro University Nevada’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, all deposits made to secure a position in the class are non-refundable.