Nursing Admission

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Make Sure You Meet Our Nursing Admission Requirements

You must satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following admission options. Specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Option One
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two
Not an available option for this program.

Option Three
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain the following:

  1. Writing samples that show graduate level communication and analytical skills
  2. Detailed resume showing professional development, achievements, awards, and professional recognition
  3. Letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work
  4. Letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the discipline requested
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Understand the Admission Process

  • If the portfolio meets substantive approval of the committee, the applicant may be invited for an interview. The decision of the School Graduate Admissions Committee will be final.
  • Completed applications, including transcripts, GRE Analytical writing score, and all admission requirements must be received no later than the posted deadline for priority review.
  • Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed only if there is space available after the admission process has been completed. Late applications that are not reviewed will be processed for the next application cycle.

For those in need of Continuing Education Units, Brandman University’s Marybelle and S. Paul School of Nursing and Health Professions, in conjunction with the department of Extended Education, provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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Review Admission Deadlines by Program

RN to BSN

Session Start Date

August 31, 2015

January 11, 2016

Priority Application Deadline

May 15, 2015

October 30, 2015

Final completed application deadline

August 15, 2015

December 1, 2015

Post-Master's to DNP

Session Start Date

Fall I - August 31, 2015

Spring I - January 11, 2016

Priority Application Deadline

Fall I - May 15, 2015

Spring I - October 30, 2015

Final completed application deadline

Fall 1 - August 15, 2015

Spring 1 - December 1, 2015

BSN to DNP

Session Start Date

January 11, 2016

Priority Application Deadline

October 30, 2015

Final completed application Deadline

December 1, 2015