School of Nursing

Master's Program


Applicants must hold a baccalareate degree in nursing from an accredited program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For the MSN degree, a satisfactory score must be achieved on the Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test taken within 5 years. For the MSN/MBA degree, a satisfactory score must be achieved on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test or the Graduate Record Exam. One year of full-time experience as a registered nurse is preferred; nurse anesthesia students must have a minimum of one year recent critical care nursing experience. An inferential statistics course and basic health assesment course are required prerequisites.

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A secondary application process is required for the Nurse Anesthesia Concetration Call the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia at 919/250-9740 for information and an application. Completed applications should be returned to the UNCG Graduate School and the School of Anesthesia by October 1 for consideration for acceptance in the fall semester of the following year.

Prior to enrolling in the nursing curriculum, students must provide evidence of current unrestricted North Carolina licensure as a registered nurse or RN licensure in a state convered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. Prior to enrollment in all clinical courses, students must provide evidence of current Basic Life Support certification. Students in the anesthesia concentration also must provide evidence of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). All students are required to complete a criminal background check. Additionally, students enrolled in the above courses must provide evidence of all immunizations identified on Parts A and B of the UNCG Health History and Immunization Form excluding the Meningococcal vaccine. Students should provide evidence of nursing licensure and Basic Life Support to the School of Nursing Graduate Program Assistant and evidence of health history and immunizations to the UNCG Student Health Services. Copies of all records should be retained by the student. Health insurance is required for all students enrolling in six or more credits each semester.

For all Master's programs of study, you will need to provide evidence of undergraduate level health assessment and a statistics course that includes inferential statistics. The suggested course at UNCG for fulfilling health assessment is NUR371. Courses at UNCG that will fulfill the inferential statistics requirement include ECO250, STA271, STA352, PSY310 & PSY311 combined, and the pre-MBA statistics workshop. Additional statistics courses statewide that fulfill the requirement include, but are not limited to, STA311 - an online course at NC State, Math316 at Gardner Webb, Math 151 or Math 152 in the North Carolina Community Colleges, and MATH2326 at WSSU. Additionally, anesthesia nursing students need evidence of an undergraduate chemistry course.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees Information
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  • Research Assistantships

    The School of Nursing offers several graduate assistantships funded at $6,000 per year. Students assist faculty with teaching and research for ten hours per week. Applications may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Study. The completed application should be received by April 15 in order for students to be considered for assistantships for the following academic year. Call Dr. Eileen Kohlenberg at 336-334-5261.


    Contact Info

    For more information: Eileen Kohlenberg

    Eileen Kohlenberg, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Study

    Phone: 336-334-5261 or 336-334-5262