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Nursing Department : Graduate Nursing Program Overview

Graduate Admission Requirements

Applications for admission to the M.S. in Nursing program are made through the Division of Graduate Studies. Admission to the M.S. in Nursing program is selective.  Applicants must have at least 1 year of clinical practice prior to entry into the MS program, and 2 years of clinical experience before starting the clinical practicum courses.

Applications are now being accepted for all programs.  Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for Fall admission 2021.

Applicants must submit:

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work with the graduate application fee.  Candidates must have earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from a recognized accrediting agency, or equivalent undergraduate preparation.
  • A current resume
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • Applicants must submit a one page writing sample no more than 500 words that answers the following: “What motivational factors influenced your decision to pursue a degree as an advanced practice nurse.”
  • Achieve a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (required for those applicants with an undergraduate QPA of less than 3.00).
  • Hold a current CT RN license.
  • As part of the admission process, the candidate must meet with the MS program coordinator to develop a plan of study.