Eligibility & Admission

Application Deadline

MSN - Nursing Leadership in Healthcare

  • Spring 2022 A Session Deadline - November 17, 2021
    • Classes Start January 11, 2022
  • Spring 2022 B Session Deadline - January 21, 2022
    • Classes Start March 14, 2022


Applicants to the RN to MSN program must have an unencumbered RN license and associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited program. You must also demonstrate the desire to advance your knowledge and experience within the nursing field.

Please note: Gonzaga must obtain authorization from each state in order to admit students into an online program.  The list provided here outlines the current status in order to admit student into an online program. 

An interview via phone or Skype may be requested.

Application Requirements

Official Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended.

  • If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 please include an explanation of GPA.
  • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, please note that GU transcripts are ordered by your admissions counselor on your behalf.

Official transcripts can be mailed or emailed to:

Graduate Admissions Operations
AD Box 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068

Two Recommenders

Request two letters of recommendation through the online application. One of the letters must be from a nursing supervisor. Your references will be contacted directly by us via email with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation and evaluation checklist on your behalf. Provide a minimum of two professional recommenders who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgement, professional practice and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. Supervisors or past professors are best. Please note: recommendations from family members or friends are not accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Submit a 500-1000 word essay that is well written, organized, and includes the following:

  • Interest in the RN to MSN program and the HSL option, and what you hope to gain from the degree.
  • Professional goals and experiences
  • Personal and professional strengths
  • Why you are interested in attending Gonzaga University

Current Registered Nurse License

Provide proof of registered nurse license from a program accredited by CCNE, NLNAC, ACEN, CNEA.  (Screenshot acceptable)

Current Resume or Professional Curriculum Vitae

Provide an updated professional resume or curriculum vitae. 

Transferring Credits

You are able to petition to transfer credits from an accredited program. 

Transferring of credits is subject to approval from faculty and the Registrar's Office.


Amy Smith
Call or Text (509) 313-6243 or (866) 380-5323
Email: smitha2@gonzaga.edu

Information is subject to change.