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Our admissions team seeks potential students who have demonstrated a commitment to their professional development and a have track record of self-management and organization. These skills alongside a readiness for digital and online learning will allow them to maintain a balance of personal and professional priorities while in the program.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a CCNE-, AACN- or NLN-Accredited Institution
  • Minimum B Average in All Undergraduate Coursework
  • Online Application through NursingCAS
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Three Qualified Recommendations
  • Official English Proficiency Exam Scores (if applicable)
  • Digital Interview(s)
  • Prior to their first term of enrollment, all admitted students must have a valid RN license in the state where they will be completing their clinical experiences.

Tuition & Fees: 2021-2022 Academic Year


Per in-state credit


Per out-of-state credit


Additional fees per full-term

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Financial Aid Information

All students offered admission who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are also considered for financial aid and scholarships based on the existing financial aid allocation processes within the university and school. We recommend that all students complete the FAFSA on an annual basis, which will determine eligibility for need-based aid. The School of Nursing also offers a number of merit-based graduate scholarships.

Students will receive notice if they have qualified for any School of Nursing funding opportunities shortly following their admission.

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External Scholarship Availability

Significant scholarship opportunities are available from entities outside the University of Michigan. Many nursing organizations offer scholarships for nursing students. More information on external scholarship opportunities can be found on our Scholarship Handout.

Application Steps

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Submit Application.
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Online Video Interview
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Notified of School of Nursing Funding Opportunities

Admissions Exceptions

The U-M School of Nursing strives to continually update our curriculum to satisfy advanced practice nursing licensure or certification requirements in as many states as possible. However, due to the ever-changing regulatory landscape, the U-M School of Nursing advises prospective students to consult with the board of nursing in their home state or the state in which they intend to work to ensure any program they are considering satisfies appropriate state licensure or certification requirements.

As of July 1, 2021, The U-M School of Nursing has determined that its online curriculum meets state regulations and educational requirements for licensure and/or certification in the following states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The U-M School of Nursing has determined that it cannot yet offer its online MSN programs to students located in the following states due to state regulations on distance education and/or state educational requirements for licensure/certification that the U-M School of Nursing does not yet meet: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

At this time, the U-M School of Nursing has not yet determined if it meets state distance education requirements and/or state educational requirements for licensure or certification in any state or territory not listed above. We are currently researching requirements and working with various state boards of nursing to ensure that our Advanced Practice Nursing Programs meet state regulations and/or educational requirements for licensure or certification in any state where we are not currently fully authorized.

If you have any questions regarding U-M School of Nursing Advanced Practice Nursing Programs and licensure or certification in your state please contact the Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Programs at

For additional information concerning distance education disclosures please visit the Office of Academic Innovation.

We are currently not accepting international applicants to our online programs due to regulatory, licensure and placement constraints. International students are welcome to apply to our residential programs.

For questions regarding Fall 2022 admissions, please contact your enrollment advisor at

Key Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2022

June 1, 2022
Final application deadline
August 29, 2022
Classes Start