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Admission Requirements: M.S. Nurse Educator Concentration

Students 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; and 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. Applicants must also email or mail a Demographic Form directly to the program. In addition, 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 admission requirements include:

  1. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in North Carolina is required unless:
    1. The student’s license if from a compact state and that is the student’s primary state of residence (fixed permanent and principle legal residence) home
    2. 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.
  2. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  3. Strong academic record with a 2.7 GPA in undergraduate bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  4. Undergraduate course work should include research & statistics, leadership, community health, and health assessment
  5. Twelve semester hours of graduate level transferred credit may be accepted upon approval.
  6. An interview with faculty may be requested.
  7. Additional items as needed.
  8. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.
  9. 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.

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.