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Professional Program inNursing

Application Checklist

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a professional nursing organization (e.g., National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission [NLNAC] 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)
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Required Application Materials

Submit the following to the UW-Green Bay Graduate Office.

  • A completed application form and the application fee. (Graduate application deadlines)
  • 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 5 years.
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each previous college or university attended, sent directly to UW-Green Bay from these institutions.
    NOTE: For those who have graduated from UW-Green Bay within the last five years, no new official transcripts are needed.
  • Three letters of evaluation from persons who can assess your academic potential. Please provide the names and email addresses of your three references to Mary Valitchka ( in the UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Office. References will need to be completed and returned to the Graduate Studies Office.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • 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.
  • A background check and Basic Healthcare Provider CPR certification will be required upon admission to the MSN program.

International Students

  • Evidence of English Proficiency (such as a TOEFL score)
  • Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or a similar evaluation service.
  • Evidence of financial resources
  • Financial Support Statement
  • More information on these requirements can be found on the Graduate Studies website.

Department Info

  • Professional Program in Nursing, RH 325
    UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr
    Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
  • (920) 465-2826 or (888) 674-8942