How to Apply
Continue Your Journey of Changing Lives
Gain the knowledge, confidence and mastery to launch the next chapter in your nursing career. The application information below outlines what you'll need to enter the online MSN in Clinical Systems Leadership program and position yourself to improve the future of health care systems and communities.
Review Information and Apply
Please review the information provided below to confirm programs start dates, admissions requirements, and materials you will need.
When you are ready to apply, you can do so through the University of Arizona's GradApp site. You will be prompted to create a login account and complete your GradApp profile. Once you have completed your profile, please do the following:
- Select "Apply to a Program" from the left-side menu
- For "Campus" select "UA Online"
- For "Program Category" select "Degree Seeking"
- At the "Program of Study" prompt, select "Nursing (MS) - Clinical Systems Leadership (ADN Admission)" or "Nursing (MS) - Clinical Systems Leadership (BSN Admission)"
- Follow the selections and prompts provided by GradApp
Start Dates & Who can Apply
Upcoming Start Dates
With classes starting three times a year, the next opportunity to start your MSN program is never more than five months away:
- January 7, 2019
- May 13, 2019
- August 26, 2019
Who Can Apply
The online Master of Science in Nursing welcomes students with current RN licenses from all U.S. states except Tennessee, Washington D.C. as well as the US Territories. Please contact us for more information.
A current RN license in the state where you now practice with no restriction, encumbrance, or probationary limitations imposed by the applicable Board of Nursing or any judicial entity associated with yourself, your license or your practice. The RN license must be current upon application and throughout the program. RN licenses that expire before classes begin must be updated before starting the program.
All applicants must have an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited educational institution such as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly the National League for Nursing), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or a national accrediting body for nursing programs in countries outside of the U.S.
Degrees may be an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), an Associate of Applied Science-Nursing (ASN) or equivalent, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
A 3.0 or higher GPA (based on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent, for your associate or bachelor’s degree based on one of the following:
- The last 30 credits of your associate program (ADN-MSN track)
- The last 60 credits of your bachelor's program (BSN-MSN track)
Within the last five years, the equivalent of one of the following:
- Two full years of RN work experience (ADN-MSN track)
- One full year of RN work experience (BSN-MSN track)
Students who are practicing RNs in the US but who have an international nursing degree, should have the equivalent of two full years of RN work experience in the United States (50 states) within the last five years.
RN work experience is defined as employment in a role that specifically requires a registered nurse. Nursing practice may be in clinical practice such as clinical nurse in acute care, ambulatory care, home health, case manager for an insurance company, clinic, or home health nurse; or in nursing administration, education, research, or consultation.
Proof of English proficiency is required for any international applicant born in a country where English is not the official language. Visit the International Applicants page for additional information on this requirement, including exemption details and testing procedures.
Materials You Will Need
- Current RN license (a photocopy, screenshot, or PDF).
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (official transcripts will only be required if your application is recommended for review).*
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- A completed Work Verification Worksheet