Admission Criteria for the RN to MSN Program

• Must be a graduate of a NLNAC/ACEN accredited IDFPR approved nursing program
• Must hold a current and unencumbered Illinois nursing license or have an unencumbered license from the state in which the student resides (for online BSN students)
• Must have a cumulative, undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale (students must maintain a 3.00 GPA while enrolled in the BSN program in order to matriculate into the MSN program)
• Must have a cumulative science grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale (calculated from Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II)
• Must have a cumulative nursing grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale


As an upper-division transfer school, nurses will need to transfer in approximately 99 undergraduate semester credits to ResU in areas such as General Education, Pre-Nursing Support, and Nursing. We highly recommend completing a transcript evaluation in order to understand the classes that would transfer and the classes still needed. I need a transcript evaluation.

RN to MSN Application Requirements

• Submit an online application and fee ($50 nonrefundable)
• Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
• Submit a two-page personal statement detailing the reasons you wish to pursue the degree and how you feel the degree will enhance your career
• Submit a copy of your current Illinois Nursing License or unencumbered license from the state in which you reside (if you plan to enroll in the online BSN program)
• Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae

Star Dates and Application Deadlines

The RN to MSN program starts in the Fall and Spring semesters each year.
• Fall application deadline is July 15th
• Spring application deadline is November 15th


If you don’t see your question answered here please contact us and we’ll gladly assist you.