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R.N. to M.S. in Nursing - Admissions & Application

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Admission Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program
  • Licensure as a professional registered nurse within the United States, US territories, or Canada*
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a non-nursing discipline from an accredited program
  • Current employment of at least 20 hours per week as a registered nurse
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written communication

NOTE: Students are required to maintain 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate portion of the program in order to progress into graduate studies.

*International student applications evaluated on an individual basis

Application Process

  • Attend an information meeting (online or in-person) - optional.
  • Review the Locations & Start Dates for application deadlines​
  • Complete FREE online application
    • Recommendations - evidence of academic and professional qualifications from two persons (one a recent supervisor and the other a former professor/advisor) who are both familiar with the applicant's academic ability, professional nursing contributions, and potential to succeed in graduate studies.
    • Admissions Essay - demonstrates the applicant's professional goals and vision for the future along with the writing competency required for succeeding in the graduate program
    • Professional Resume - a current resume describing the applicant’s relevant experience
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score (if required) - international students
  • Official Transcripts from every college or university you attended. Send to Roberts Wesleyan College AGE Admissions:
    • USPS mail:
      Roberts Wesleyan College 
      ATTN: AGE Admissions Office 
      2301 Westside Drive 
      Rochester, NY 14624
  • Complete FAFSA application - Submit financial aid forms to the office of Financial Aid (if applicable).
  • Admissions Decision. Your application will be reviewed and an email/letter regarding your admission status will be sent via email/USPS mail. If accepted into the program, you will receive a letter stating this along with form to make a deposit to hold your spot in the program. NOTE: You must submit the form with your non-refundable $350 deposit to the Graduate Nursing Office to secure your position in the program.
    • NOTE: The following may be required at the discretion of the program:
      • A personal interview with program director or a graduate faculty member
      • Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) if English is not that applicant's first language

Additional Admissions Items

  • All Adult & Graduate Nursing students (including online) must comply with the New York State Public Health Law immunizations requirements. Visit our Health Center website for details.

  • A copy of your Registered Nurse License (Must include expiration date)

Application Questions:

Call: 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) | Email: AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu

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Adult and Graduate Admissions - 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) - AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu