Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

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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
  • Basic computer literacy
  • 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 (only qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an 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 http://www.sandiego.edu/admissions/graduate/international/

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 or two separate courses: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology or Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Human Anatomy & Physiology II.

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