Master of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply online or download application for admission and submit via mail.
  2. $40.00 application fee will be assessed at time of application.
  3. Fax/scan unofficial college transcripts.
    *Please Note* Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes
  4. Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy).
  5. Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) or a bachelor's in another discipline with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing.
    • Non-B.S.N. applicants may be admitted to the M.S.N. program but must satisfy requirements for the following undergraduate bridge courses (bridge courses are not a prerequisite to admission into the M.S.N, but you must complete before or within the first year of enrollment):
      1. Research in Nursing (NURS 225)
      2. Strategies for Community Health (NURS 440)
      3. Leadership/Management in Nursing (NURS 489)
      4. Population Health (NURS 445)
      5. Nursing Management (NURS 491)
      6. Statistics (math preferred)  (MATH 201)
      7. Health Assessment  (NURS 210).
    • B.S.N. applicants may be admitted to the M.S.N. program but must satisfy requirements for the following undergraduate prerequisite courses (prerequisites are not an admissions requirement, but you must complete before NURS 500 and NURS 502):
      1. Statistics (math preferred) (MATH 201)
      2. Health Assessment (NURS 210)
  6. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test).
  7. Graduate of a nationally accredited nursing program/school or its equivalent.
  8. Current and active nursing license to practice as a registered nurse in your current state of residency and CPR certification (Basic Life Support with Automated External Defibrillator Certification by the American Heart Association).
  9. Minimum of one year of nursing practice as a registered nurse.
  10. One recommendation from a nurse manager or faculty.

Liberty University State Approval Disclosure

Prospective students should also contact their state’s Department of Education or Board of Nursing to verify access to practicum sites while enrolled in an out-of-state online program (some states may reserve clinical sites for in-state residential students).

Students residing in Maryland are currently unable to complete their practicum in the state of Maryland. However, it is possible for Maryland students to complete their practicum in neighboring states, such as Virginia or Delaware. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.

Our nursing program has program-specific accreditations.

Students enrolled in practicum courses must reside in the United States and hold an RN license from one of the 50 states. All practicum hours are completed at an approved practicum site location within the United States or approved U.S. Military bases.


Preliminary Acceptance

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must:

  • Be in your final term and planning to start your master's degree after the last day of class for your bachelor's degree.
  • Submit an official/unofficial transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. The preliminary transcripts must show a minimum of 105 completed credit hours. 
  • If you are a current Liberty University student completing your undergraduate degree, you will need to submit a Graduation Application
  • Send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date on it by the end of your first semester of enrollment.

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to dual enroll in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree program, you must:

  • Contact the Registrar’s Office to obtain a dual enrollment application.
  • Complete and submit an application for admission.
     

As a non-Liberty undergraduate student, in addition to completing and submitting an application for admission, you must:

  • Contact and speak with our Registrar directly.
  • Have your current university’s registrar send Liberty’s Registrar’s Office an official letter to confirm that you are in the last nine hours of your undergraduate degree program.

Unofficial College Transcript Policy

An unofficial copy of the college transcript can either be faxed from the institution, printed from the school’s official site, or an opened copy that you may have in your possession.

Before sending unofficial college transcripts, please make sure they include the following:

  • School’s name or logo printed on the document
  • Cumulative GPA
  • List of completed courses and earned credit
  • Degree and date conferred (if applicable)

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.

Official college transcripts are not required initially for acceptance if unofficial transcripts are provided; however, if the student uses unofficial transcripts to earn acceptance, all official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admissions decision. Failure to send all official transcripts within the 60-day time frame will prevent registration.


Contact Information

Call
1(800) 424-9595

Fax
888-301-3577

Email
luograd@liberty.edu

Mail
Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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