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Application Requirements

Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) Program 

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II w/lab (taken within five years grade C or higher)
  • Microbiology course w/lab (taken within 5 years with a grade of C or higher)
  • College level statistics course (no time limit); Nutrition course (taken within 5 years grade C or higher)
  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan Course (taken within five years grade C or higher) 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Health Care Providers by the American Heart Association (After acceptance to program and prior to June orientation)

Master’s Program

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score
  • Evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse (RN)
  • BLS certification for Health Care Providers by the American Heart Association
  • College level statistics course

Post-Gradaute Certificate Program

  • Master’s degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as an RN
  • BLS certification for Health Care Providers by the American Heart Association
  • Demonstrated competency of advanced health assessment through successful completion of clinical performance examination or enrollment in N615
  • Completion of advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacotherapeutics courses.  Advanced pharmacotherapeutics must be taken within 5 years of matriculation if the application is not a practicing nurse practitioner 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program: BSN to DNP; Pre-Graduate Option (PGO) to DNP

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing for BSN to DNP; Associates or Diploma RN with Bachelor's in non-nursing field
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Acceptable GRE score 
  • Evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as an RN 
  • BLS certification for Health Care Providers by the American Heart Association.
  • College level statistics course

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program: Post-Graduate to DNP include:

  •  Master's degree in nursing
  • Certification as a nurse practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), or Certified Midwife (CNM) or  
  • Master’s degree in nursing or a health related field for nurse administrators
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as an RN 
  • BLS certification for Health Care Providers by the American Heart Association.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or related health field (for post-graduate option) or a registered nurse with bachelor's degree (for the BS to PhD option) 
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • College level statistics course