MSN Admission


    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend adhering to the following schedule, though application review and admission will continue beyond these dates as space permits.

  • Admission Criteria for the Master of Science in Nursing  

    Admission to the Master of Science Program is open to nurses who are licensed in the state of Ohio and have graduated from a program of nursing accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Admission will not be denied on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or political affiliation.  Applicants are requested to provide information pertaining to their academic, intellectual and professional abilities through college transcripts, personal references, and a writing sample.

    Admission Materials Required: 

    • All official transcripts from previous undergraduate/graduate course work 
    • Current, unencumbered, unrestricted Ohio RN License
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or Bachelor's Degree and an Associate Degree in Nursing 
    • 3.0 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Undergraduate prerequisites:  Statistics and research methods 
    • Submit a 1 to 2 page summary that addresses a specific vision for your future and how an advanced nursing degree will support your goals.  Please incorporate 1) the strengths you currently bring to your practice, 2) a clinical situation you wish to improve, and 3) why you have chosen Capital University
    • Current resume
    • Three professional written references
    • Clinical Nursing Specialist (CNS) applicants are required to meet with the Graduate Program Director prior to the start of the semester 

    Admission Requirements for International Students 

    International applicants meet the same admission criteria as do U.S. applicants. In addition, international applicants must submit an official TOEFL score that has been taken within a year of submitting an application to this program. Acceptable TOEFL scores are listed below. A WES transcript evaluation is strongly recommended. 

    TOEFL (paper) - 600 

    TOEFL (computer) - 250 

    TOEFL (Internet-based) - 100 

    IELTS - 7.0  

    Note: Capital's TOEFL code is 1099.

    MSN Online Application Form  

    Recommendation Form