COVID-19: See our Phoenix Forward page

Admission Requirements & How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a professional nursing organization (e.g. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing [ACEN] or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education [CCNE])
  • A 3.0 grade point average (measured on a 4.0 scale) or higher on Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree transcript
  • Evidence of receiving a grade of a C or better in a college level inferential statistics course within the past 5 years. An inferential statistics course is available online from UW-Green Bay for potential applicants.
  • No entrance exams required (e.g. GRE, MAT)

How to Apply

Submit the following to the UW-Green Bay Graduate Office:
  • Complete and submit the UW System application which will be forwarded to UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies.
  • Application deadlines: Students interested in beginning fall semester – Priority Deadline is preceding March 1 with Final Deadline of July 1. Students interested in beginning spring semester – Priority Deadline is preceding October 1 with Final Deadline of December 1.
  • A 200-300 written statement describing academic interest in leadership & management, nursing strengths and capabilities, knowledge of online technology (computer use, online course work, etc.), reasons for pursuing a MSN degree, and description of where you see yourself in five years.
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions of higher learning from which 9 or more credits have been attempted are required. If you attended less than 9 credits you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international University for one or fewer semesters. NOTE: If you attended UW-Green Bay you do not have to send UW-Green Bay transcripts.
  • An additional requirement for your application is the Letters of Evaluation. The MSN Program requires two letters of evaluation from persons who can assess your academic potential. Applicants must fill out the first two sections of the form, save, and send to each evaluator. Each evaluator must fill out the remaining sections and send directly to the Office of Graduate Studies email,, or mail to:

    UW-Green Bay
    Office of Graduate Studies
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, WI 54311

    Evaluation Letter

    Please note that Letters of Evaluation will not be accepted from the applicant. The forms must be sent to us directly from the evaluator.

  • Curriculum vitae or resume: This may be uploaded as a part of your application or can be emailed to 
  • Copy of current, unencumbered U.S. RN license
  • A professional photo of yourself or one of you at your job will be required upon admission to the MSN program. UWGB will use the photo for education and marketing purposes.

International Students

In addition to the application materials listed above, international students will also need to provide the following documentation:
  • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES ( UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services: