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MSN Admission Policies and Deadlines

To address the severe shortage of nurses with graduate degrees, all applicants who meet the admission and eligibility requirements are accepted. Kramer School of Nursing has no waiting list.

There are also no admission deadlines, as you can begin your coursework in any semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer).

Explore the Admission Requirements and Progression Processes listed below, and Contact Us if you have any questions.

When you are ready to apply, please click here and select "Graduate."

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the MSN program, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • Admission to the University by the Office of Graduate Admissions
  • BSN from a nationally accredited ("recognized") nursing program (or a bachelor's degree in any field for the RN-to-MSN option)
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or prior completion of a master’s degree in another field
  • English proficiency as outlined in the English Proficiency Policy for Admission to NURS Courses
  • Registered Nurse licensure or the international equivalent

Although not required for admission, the following requirements must be met as specified if the MSN student is admitted to the program:

  • Health requirements specified by each agency where clinical and practical experiences will occur, including immunizations and health tests
  • Background checks and drug screenings required by any clinical facility where a patient care practicum may be conducted

NOTE: Out of state students are welcome to apply and attend virtually, as long as the student resides in a SARA-approved state. Click HERE for more information on our online (Hyflex) course delivery and SARA requirements.

Application Deadlines

There is no application deadline, so you may apply at any time. Coursework may begin in fall, spring, or summer, depending on your desired start date and course availability.

To apply, please click here.

Progression Process

To progress to each subsequent semester, the student must:

  • Earn grades of B- or better in courses with an NURS prefix
  • Maintain a 3.0 OCU GPA
  • Complete prerequisites for that semester

Eligibility Statement

Due to the strenuous nature of nursing and practice orientation of Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing program, the School reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any student to enroll or continue in the nursing program. This decision is based on considerations including, but not limited to, characteristics required of a professional nurse.

Eligibility is determined by the faculty's evaluation of a student's ability to perform the skills necessary to complete the course objectives, and includes attitudinal and behavioral components. These elements are re-evaluated each semester.

MSN Admission FAQs

  • Can I go straight from the BSN degree to the Master's program?
    • Yes! Many students progress directly from the MSN to the BSN while at Kramer School of Nursing.
  • Can I go straight into the MSN program if I already have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, and am a licensed RN?
    • Yes! Apply directly for admission to the MSN program. You will take three BSN level nursing courses in your first semester of the graduate program to bring you up to speed for the graduate level courses, and qualify you for post-Master's teaching jobs or doctoral programs.
  • What if I have other admission-related questions?