Admission Process | MSN—Direct Entry

Applications and credentials for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing—Direct Entry program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year and as decisions are made on applications, applicants are notified through the Office of Admission. Each Fall, we start a cohort of 24 students. Early application is encouraged. 

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Application Process

Application Opens Each September 1st for the Following Fall Start

STEP 1: Submit the Graduate Studies Application

‚ÄčSTEP 2: Complete and submit the following within the application status portal after submission of your application:

  1. Personal Statement - Define your goals and objectives for the pursuit of graduate studies. 
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two Professional References - Suggested authors include work supervisors, professional colleagues, or faculty. A submission link will be sent to your reference once you enter contact information within your application.
  4. Technical and Progression Standards FormFound within the application status portal
  5. Official Post-Secondary Transcripts - From all institutions attended
                               Carroll University
                               Office of Admission
                               100 N. East Avenue
                               Waukesha, WI 53186

Academic Requirements

Baccalaureate Degree
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in any degree other than nursing
  • UG -GPA 3.0 or higher 
    • Consideration will be given to students with UG-GPAs less than 3.0 who demonstrate academic achievement of 3.0 or higher with pre-requisite courses. 
Pre-professional Coursework
Must be completed within 7 years of matriculation with grade earned of a C or better. 
It is advised that no more than two prerequisite course be pending at the time of application.
  • 6-8 credits of human anatomy and physiology with a lab (2 courses of 3 to 4 credits) 
  • 3-4 credits of chemistry with a lab (1 course of 3 to 4 credits) 
  • 3-4 credits of microbiology with a lab (1 course of 3 to 4 credits) 
  • 3-4 credits of lifespan or developmental psychology (1 course of 3-4 credits) 
  • 3-4 credit statistics course (1 course of 3-4 credits) 

Admission Questions

For questions regarding the application process contact:

Carly Leigeber
Graduate Admission Counselor
Phone: 262-524-7473
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