Eligibility & Admission

Application Deadline

RN to MSN - Nursing Leadership in Healthcare

Fall B Session Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Application Is Open!

  • Application Deadline: August 28, 2024
  • Courses Begin: October 22, 2024


Applicants to the RN to MSN program must have an unencumbered RN license and associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program, or a diploma in nursing from a state-approved program. You must also demonstrate the desire to advance your knowledge and experience within the nursing field.

An interview may be requested.

Application Requirements

If documents have been generated using artificial intelligence (AI), your application may be denied.

Complete the Online Application

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 NLH 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.

Military-Connected Students and Veterans

  • Currently, all active-duty military members must have permission/approval from an Education Services Officer (ESO), Military Counselor, or the Military Service prior to applying.
  • For more information on how to apply for the GI Bill and related benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs How to Apply page.
  • Visit Gonzaga’s Military & Veteran Students for more information regarding benefits and student support


Graduate Admissions
Call or Text (866) 380-5323
Email: gradadmissions@gonzaga.edu

Information is subject to change.