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Admission Process

Admission Requirements

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelors of Science/Arts in Nursing OR Masters Science/Arts in Nursing
  • Registered MN Nurse license (must have evidence of a current unencumbered license)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from BSN/BAN; Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher from MSN/MAN
  • 1 years of RN experience highly recommended

*Students must have completed a statistics course prior to enrolling in NUR 520: Research Methods in Nursing. This is not an admission requirement to the university.


The application opens September 1st with admission is on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit an application early to ensure a smooth transition. Once enrollment reaches capacity, the program will begin a waitlist. Students who are remaining on the waitlist at the time of program start will be guaranteed a spot for the following cohort year.

Application Requirements

Online Application

Complete the online application form.


Students are required to submit 1 letter of recommendation. Letters from an NP, PA, MD, supervisor, or faculty member are strongly recommended.

Personal Essay

Address the application prompt in a 2-3 page essay.

RN License Verification

Include your RN license number in your application for verification. Students are expected to have a current, unencumbered MN license to enroll. Students with a license from another state are required to obtain a MN license prior to starting in the program.

Clinical/Practice Hours (only masters-prepared applicants)

Documentation of practice hours for Masters-Prepared applicants will be requested upon acceptance to the program. A maximum of 600 practice hours may be transferred from a nationally accredited masters in nursing program. If the university/college you attended does not record the practice hours on your transcript, a letter from your college or university department can be submitted upon acceptance to the program.


Applicants must submit an official transcript(s) from the regionally-accredited institution granting the Bachelor’s degree and from the most recently attended institution, if not the same. Military veterans are required to submit all official transcripts from previously attended institutions to qualify for military benefits.

In the case where prerequisite requirements exist or transfer credits or waivers are sought, official transcripts are required from institutions at which the prerequisites or equivalents were completed. The Program Director may ask for additional transcripts if determined to be necessary.

Submit transcripts directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by electronic transfer or by mail.

By electronic transfer: (if prompted by your institution for an email address)

By mail:
Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55454


*PLEASE NOTE: Students must request official transcripts through a verified transcript service. Most commonly used are National Clearinghouse or Parchment. Check the degree-granting institutions website for the appropriate service to request. Any copies (including marked official) uploaded to the application are considered UNOFFICIAL and will not be accepted.*