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:

  • a completed Graduate School application.
  • official transcripts of all college work.
  • official scores no more than 5 years old at the time of application on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0.
  • 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.

Additional UNCW School of Nursing admission requirements include:

1. Active, non-restricted licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional registered nurse in North Carolina is required unless:

  • The student’s active, non-restricted license is from a compact state that is the student’s primary state of residence (fixed permanent and principle legal residence) https://www.ncsbn.org/compacts.htm 
  • The student is distance-based, will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school and has an active, non-restricted licensure or eligibility for licensure in their primary state of residence.

2. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.

3. Strong academic record:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in baccalaureate degree in nursing (no GRE or MAT required)
  • Admission will be considered with a 2.7 or higher GPA with acceptable GRE or MAT score and demonstration of academic success. Additional evidence may be required.
4. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate Statistics course with a grade of B or higher. 

5. An interview with faculty may be requested.

6. Additional items may be requested as needed. Items include but are not limited to letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and standardized test scores.

7. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.

Additional Information

1. Six semester hours of graduate level transferred credit may be accepted upon approval.

2. 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.

3. 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 will be expected to use these computer applications. Remediation instruction for navigating the on-line platform is available from the TAC Center.