How to Apply:

Applicants interested in applying for the Master of Science in Nursing program at Alvernia University will need to apply through NursingCAS.


Master of Science in Nursing

Along with your completed application, the following materials are required:


  • Official transcript(s). Official transcript(s) indicating that the applicant has earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA accredited program at a college or university. Also, the completion of an undergraduate statistics course and undergraduate research course with a grade of “C” or better is required. If not completed, the courses must be taken in conjunction with graduate courses at Alvernia University. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in a BSN program is required.


  • Three references. References are preferred from professional nurses with graduate degrees, but can also come from former professors, employers or supervisors. This requirement is waived for BSN graduates of Alvernia University.


  • Professional Resume.


  • Meeting with the MSN program coordinator or faculty member. After all the required application materials have been received, each applicant will be contacted to arrange for a personal meeting. The meeting will be conducted by the MSN program coordinator/faculty or a designated representative.


  • Photocopy of applicant’s current Registered Nurse License or equivalent.



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