Admission to the Nursing Program
Admission to the Undergraduate Nursing Program - Bachelor of Science - Nursing
All students must first be admitted to Morgan State University prior to admission to the nursing program. Students will spend the first 2 to 2 1/2 years fullfilling general education and pre-professional studies required to meet the necessary prerequisites for the nursing program. Students may apply to the program after they have completed at least 60 credits of the necessary general education and pre-professional courses. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative average to be considered for admission to the nursing program.
The Bachelor of Science - Nursing Program admits students only in the fall semester.
Admission requirements include:
- Admission to Morgan State University
- Official transcripts from all schools previously attended
- Completion of all pre-professional courses prior to starting the nursing program
- (all science coursework must have been completed within the last five years)
- Proof of health insurance/immunizations for employment in healthcare field
All students must first complete the admissions process for Morgan State University prior to admission to the nursing program. Please indicate "Pre-Nursing" as your intended major on your application. Questions regarding University admissions should be addressed to the Admissions office (443-885-3000). Other questions should be directed to the Nursing Program (443-885-4144).
Please note: A criminal background check is required prior to clinical practice. Please note that adverse criminal background checks may prevent attendance at clinical sites. Additionally, criminal background checks are required prior to nursing licensure; adverse findings may result in denial of licensure.
Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program - Master of Science - Nursing
The Master of Science - Nursing Program admits students only in the fall semester.
Admission criteria are listed below:
• Earned BS in Nursing from a CCNE or NLN-AC accredited institution or institution with approved application for accreditation.
• Licensed to practice nursing as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Maryland or approved compact state license
• Two (2) years practice as a registered nurse (RN)
• 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale in all undergraduate coursework
• Statistics course within the last five years
The Morgan State University Nursing Program application is a four part process; the following steps must be completed to be considered for admission.
Step 1: Completion of the Graduate Studies, Morgan State University application with a copy of curriculum vitae/resume.
Step 2: Submission of a written essay of 150-200 words that addresses the applicant's career goals and motivations for graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice: nurse educator or nursing administration.
Step 3: Submission of three Graduate School reference forms.
Step 4: Interview with Graduate Nursing Faculty and essay writing sample at interview.
If the applicant's native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum average score of 550 with no subscore below 52 (paper version) or 79 with no subscore below 17 internet based test).
An applicant who has not completed all of the requirements for full admission may be admitted conditionally to the Masters of Science (Nursing) degree program. Students admitted with a conditional status must complete the unmet requirement(s) in the designated time established by the Graduate School. The student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 grading scale throughout the conditional status. Upon completion of requirements, the Nursing Program, Student Support Services and Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Shelia Richburg submits a formal request to the Graduate School Office to lift the conditional status.
Students failing to meet the requirements of their admission will be referred to the Gradate Nursing Program Coordinator and the Nursing Program Director.