Graduate Nursing Admissions

Admission to the graduate nursing program is competitive and limited to those students who demonstrate potential for academic success in our programs. Consideration is given to GPA, personal interview, admission goal statement, work experience (if applicable) and professional references.

To get started, review our application deadlines

Graduate Nursing Program Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Complete the FREE online Graduate Application and submit
Printable PDF application is available by request from, but there is a $50 processing fee for the printed version. 

  • Admission to the MSN and BSN-DNP programs requires an earned Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from an accredited program. Applicants with one year or less nursing experience are encouraged to apply but will only be accepted into the part- time track.
  • Admission to a PGC or MSN-DNP program requires an earned master’s degree from an accredited program in nursing
  • Completion of a dedicated undergraduate health assessment course or advanced health assessment course.
  • Completion of a statistics course.
  • All applicants must provide evidence of successful licensure to practice nursing in the state of residency and/or practice. This license must not be under suspension, revocation, probationary status, or subject to disciplinary proceedings or inquiry. Proof of licensure must be provided no later than the end of the first semester if a new graduate. If a student fails to provide evidence or license successfully, they will be dismissed from the program, though eligible to re-apply for admission later. Students may not enroll in clinical courses without a license to practice as an RN.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. 
    In addition to the completed application you will need to order ALL official post-high school (e.g. college/ university) transcripts. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the college/university to:

    Bellin College Graduate Admissions
    3201 Eaton Rd.
    Green Bay, WI 54311

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Two letters of recommendation. Applicants will be asked to provide contact information for two recommenders. The application will automatically send emails to the recommenders and they will be asked to fill out an online form. Reference requests will come from on behalf of the student applicant
  • Goal/personal statement (to be entered on application) describing:
    • Reasons for pursuing a graduate degree.
    • Attributes or characteristics that would make you a successful student
    • Future career goals/plans
  • Professional curriculum vitae or resume (uploaded to application)
  • On the application, all DNP applicants will be required to submit a proposed topic/plan for a DNP scholarly project. Use of professional writing including APA with attention to content, grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation is expected. 
  • For MSN-DNP program, current APRN certification in a designated population focus unless concurrent enrollment in the FNP PGC.
  • Students applying to the MSN- DNP program must provide documentation of the number of faculty-supervised clinical hours completed in the MSN program
  • A personal interview is required prior to acceptance into the Bellin College Graduate Nursing Program. When all application materials have been received, an interview will be scheduled.

Upon receipt of all application materials, an admissions representative will evaluate the applicant’s file for program specific requirements (goal statement, resume/CV, prior transcripts, credit evaluation(s), references, and other documents as applicable). Transfer students will have a credit evaluation approved by the Registrar. For MSN-DNP and PGC APRN students a gap analysis will also be completed. Qualified applicants are interviewed and notified of admission decisions.



Board of Nursing Professional Licensure / Certification Requirements
If you become a Bellin College student, you are responsible for checking program authorization and licensure requirements in your state of residence. Rules and regulations vary by state and are subject to change. If you move to a new state, you are responsible for ensuring our program is approved in your new state.


Please contact Bellin College Admissions at,
(920) 433-6650, or use our online contact form.

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