Admissions Criteria – Master Of Science In Nursing

Admissions Requirements

Candidates are selected for admission on the basis of high promise for program completion and academic success in graduate education. These include:

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing granted from a regionally and professionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university. A bachelor’s degree from another discipline will be considered on a case by case basis. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to Barry University.
  • A current, unrestricted license as a professional registered nurse in the United States. Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement by the Florida Board of Nursing. An unrestricted Florida license must be received prior to starting the Program and maintained throughout enrollment in the Program.
  • A minimum of one-year, full-time clinical experience as a Registered Nurse within the last year is required.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university will have their graduate GPA included for admissions consideration.
  • Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of an undergraduate nursing research course.
  • Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of a statistics course, which included descriptive and inferential methods, within five years of program start date.
  • Applicants must complete an admission interview upon receipt of all admission documentation.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references.