MSN Nurse Midwifery Track

Graduate Department APRN Program

Admission Requirements

Although academic criteria (cumulative GPA) are the most important factors in admission consideration, additional non-academic information can be considered. All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission.

All applicants who receive offers of admission will be required to submit documentation of required immunizations and consent to a criminal background check. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See "Criminal Background Checks" section of the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the school policy.

Transfer Credit

The Graduate Department Chair and/or Program Director will review the applicant's previous academic preparation and/or competency in required courses in order to award transfer credit. Any deficiencies will be met by enrollment in required courses.

Generally, credits earned at an accredited college or university are accepted for transfer credit provided course content is equivalent. A grade below B is not acceptable for transfer credit.

Admission Requirements for the MSN Degree
Academic Admission Criteria Non-Academic Considerations include, but are not limited to
  • Valid unencumbered RN License
  • Baccalaureate nursing degree (BSN) from a regionally accredited college or university with nursing program accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or from the American Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • Completion of undergraduate courses in research and statistics with a grade of C or better
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for the last 60 credit hours of the baccalaureate program
  • Personal Statement/Essay (maximum of 500 words)
  • Professional letters of reference (3). Family members, friends, ministers, are not considered a professional reference
  • Individuals that have obtained their nursing education outside of the United States are not eligible for admission unless their nursing program was accredited by the CCNE or ACEN
  • Official transcript for the BSN plus transcripts for all undergraduate courses including undergraduate research and statistics course if not included on the BSN transcript
  • Computer Literacy: defined as an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of a computer and how to use them wisely within clinical workflow and for scholarly work. Applicants must complete the TTUHSC SON Computer Literacy Test located at http://nursing.ttuhsc.edu/skills/ prior to applying
  • Evidence of leadership in nursing (Professional organizations, committees, etc.)
  • Potential for leadership in an advanced role as evidenced by reference letters
  • Professional nursing work experience
  • Diversity of work or life experience (For example: experience with other cultures, study/travel/work abroad, community service, military service, degree in other field, volunteerism or other related extracurricular activities)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume which includes educational background, honors, nursing experience, professional membership(s), and community service
  • Permanent resident of Texas or TTUHSC service area/county or TTUHSC campus location
  • First generation college student
  • Fluent in a language in addition to English
MSN NMW Track Specific
  • It is preferred that applicants have at least one (1) year labor and delivery experience or comparable OB clinical experience within the last five (5) years prior to admission
  • Response to Track specific essay questions

Admission Requirements for the MSN Degree

Academic Admission Criteria

  • Valid unencumbered RN License
  • Baccalaureate nursing degree (BSN) from a regionally accredited college or university accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or from the American Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • Completion of undergraduate courses in research and statistics with a grade of C or better
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for the last 60 credit hours of the baccalaureate program
  • Personal Statement/Essay (maximum of 500 words)
  • Professional letters of reference (3). Family members, friends, ministers, are not considered a professional reference
  • Individuals that have obtained their nursing education outside of the United States are not eligible for admission unless their nursing program was accredited by the CCNE or ACEN
  • Official transcript for the BSN plus transcripts for all undergraduate courses including undergraduate research and statistics course if not included on the BSN transcript
  • Computer Literacy: defined as an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of a computer and how to use them wisely within clinical workflow and for scholarly work. Applicants must complete the TTUHSC SON Computer Literacy Test located at http://nursing.ttuhsc.edu/skills/ prior to applying

Non-Academic Considerations include, but are not limited to

  • Evidence of leadership in nursing (Professional organizations, committees, etc.)
  • Potential for leadership in an advanced role as evidenced by reference letters
  • Professional nursing work experience
  • Diversity of work or life experience (For example: experience with other cultures, study/travel/work abroad, community service, military service, degree in other field, volunteerism or other related extracurricular activities)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume which includes educational background, honors, nursing experience, professional membership(s), and community service
  • Permanent resident of Texas or TTUHSC service area/county or TTUHSC campus location
  • First generation college student
  • Fluent in a language in addition to English

MSN NMS Track Specific

  • It is preferred that applicants have at least one (1) year labor and delivery experience or comparable OB clinical experience within the last five (5) years prior to admission
  • Response to Track specific essay questions