Application Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program with a minimum 3.2 GPA.
  • GMAT or GRE score (Waivers may be available for those with work experience. Contact the program manager at for details.)*
  • One year of full-time experience as a registered nurse is preferred.
  • Personal statement of 500 words or less that addresses the following:
    Future professional goals in nursing leadership and match with the program; Factors that would support your success in graduate school (academic and clinical strengths); and Factors that may interfere with your studies and strategies for overcoming them and maintaining work/life balance while in graduate school.
  • Provide three professional nursing references. (Preferred references include current or past nursing supervisors, academic faculty and/or advisors, and other nursing/healthcare leaders. References from peers, co-workers, or family members should not be submitted.)
  • Online application and $65 fee
  • Current resume or CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS for non-native English speakers
*GMAT/GRE waivers – Waivers may be available for professionals with work experience and a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA.

Application Deadline

Submit your complete online application (including all supporting documents) by the priority deadline to receive:

  1. Priority consideration for scholarship and financial aid opportunities,
  2. Advanced access to graduate program advising and course selection, and
  3. An invitation to In-Person & Virtual Accepted Student Receptions (Save the Date: April 28, 2022)

Fall Semester: May 15

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Dr. Heidi Krowchuk

Director of Graduate Study
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
UNCG School of Nursing

Tuisha Fernandes Stack

Administrative Director of Graduate Programs
Bryan School of Business and Economics

Prerequisites for admission include:

  • An undergraduate statistics course and basic health assessment course
  • Evidence of current unrestricted North Carolina licensure as a registered nurse or RN licensure in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Evidence of current Basic Life Support certification
  • A criminal background check
  • Evidence of all immunizations identified on Parts A and B of the UNCG Health History and Immunization Form excluding the Meningococcal vaccine
  • Evidence of current health insurance (Required for all students enrolling in at least 3 credit hours. Students are eligible to purchase health insurance through the University Student Health Service.)

Special Note:

Due to North Carolina law and other rules governing nursing education practice as well as state laws governing education delivery in every state, it is your responsibility as the student to inform your academic advisor immediately if do not currently live in North Carolina or if you move your actual residence (not necessarily your “legal residence”) during the program. Depending on where you live, this may affect your ability to complete the UNCG MSN/MBA program.

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