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

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

Admissions Forms​

Admission forms are to be submitted to the Graduate Nursing Office with the exception of the Health Form, which must be sent directly to the Health Services Office at (585) 594-6920.

  • Health Form (send directly to the Health Services Office or fax to (585) 594-6920) - not required to apply to the program!
  • 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

Related Majors

Nursing Education, M.S. - The Master's in Nursing Education is based on nursing science with a focus on advancing clinical and evidence-based teaching skills needed to work in college, university, and clinical settings. Working RN's can complete this degree in just 20 months, 1 night a week or 100% online!
Nursing Leadership & Administration, M.S. - The Master's in Nursing Leadership & Administration is based on nursing science with a significant focus on the business aspects of health care, evidence-based practice, and the latest technological advances to develop your leadership expertise and knowledge. Working RN's can complete this degree in just 20 months, 1 night a week or 100% online!
R.N. to B.S. in Nursing - If you are a working RN, our RN to BS Program can help you earn your bachelor's degree in nursing in 15 months, in the classroom or online.
Adult and Graduate Admissions - 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) - AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu