Application Process

Applicants must complete the application process through Kettering College admissions and meet published deadlines to be considered for admission. During the application process, official transcripts for all collegiate coursework must be sent directly from the institution(s) to Kettering College.

Once completed, applications are reviewed and verified by the Office of Admissions in consultation with the Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements and all other requirements for admission to Kettering College will be considered for admission.

This program uses a rolling admission process to extend program offers for August and January entry. The application deadline for the Fall semester is July 1. The application deadline for the winter semester is December 1.

*RN licensure in the state of residence or employment of the student applicant is required to successfully complete clinical experiences. Clinical placements in some states may not be able to be accommodated due to specific State Board of Nursing regulations.

Minimum Requirements for Admission

A completed BSN degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • An active, unencumbered license as an RN in the state where they practice and where clinical hours will be completed.
  • A personal statement including how the applicant’s nursing career goals align with the MSN program of study.
  • An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residence.
  • Students recommended for admission must meet health and safety requirements by established deadlines, including satisfactory completion of a background check and any other requirements as a condition of admission.

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