Admission Requirements: MSN Nurse Educator Concentration


Applicants desiring admission into the graduate program in nursing at UNCW must seek admission to the UNCW Graduate School. Admission to the UNCW Graduate School requires:

  1. a completed Graduate School application.
  2. official transcripts of all college work.
  3. official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0. Standardized test scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered.
  4. Students who are taking or have taken graduate work elsewhere must be in good standing at that institution to be eligible to take graduate work at UNCW.
  5. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in North Carolina is required unless:
    a. The student’s license is from a compact state and that is the student’s primary state of residence (fixed permanent and principle legal residence) home www.ncbsn.org/compacts.htm
    b. The student is distance-based and will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school and has the licensure or eligibility for licensure in their primary state of residence.
  6. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  7. Strong academic record with a 2.7 GPA in undergraduate bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  8. Completion of an undergraduate statistics course within the last five years with a grade of B or higher. 
    Note: To progress through the MSN program, admitted students will need to successfully complete an undergraduate statistics course within the first two semesters OR transfer an equivalent course. To be considered
    for transfer credit, the statistics course must have been completed within five years of application with a B or higher. 
  9. An interview with faculty may be requested.
  10. Additional items as needed.
  11. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Additional Information

  1. Applicants with an overall bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.69 and lower will not be considered for admission.
  2. Twelve semester hours of graduate level transferred credit may be accepted upon approval.
  3. Application for admission to the MSN-NE program will occur at 6 start dates, two in the Fall, two in the Spring and two in the Summer.
  4. Applicants must have access to a computer capable of supporting electronic mail, a web browser, a word processing program and multi-media presentations. In addition, applicants must demonstrate ability to use these computer applications. Remediation instruction for navigating the on-line platform is available from the TAC Center.