Master's Entry Program in Nursing (for non-RNs)

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree from an approved, accredited school
  • Completion of the required prerequisite courses
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the Centralized Nursing Application (Nursing CAS)
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three professional recommendations related to academics and work (paid and volunteer)
  • Resume describing the nature, scope and areas of responsibility of all work experience including any volunteer or paid healthcare related experience
  • Minimum 100 hours as a volunteer in a hospital setting observing registered nurses in practice
  • Interview (qualified applicants will be contacted to interview based on initial review of their application)
  • Evidence of specified immunizations and screening tests, recent physical examination, and BLS (CPR) certification if admitted into the program
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission

The application deadline is November 1. All materials must be submitted by this date.


The following nursing prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning the Master's Entry Program in Nursing. A minimum grade of "B" is required in the science prerequisites.

Prerequisite Courses:

Human Anatomy*
Human Physiology*
Psychology (Introduction, General or Developmental)
Cultural Anthropology or Introduction to Sociology
English Composition
Speech/Public Speaking

*Courses must include a lab. Human Anatomy and Human Physiology may be combined courses in a two-part sequence or two separate courses: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology or Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Human Anatomy & Physiology II.

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Contact Information

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4548

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