Eligibility & Admission

Application Deadlines

  • MSN - FNP or PMHNP - January 15, 2019
  • Classes Start May 20, 2019 or August 2019

Criteria

The online Second Master’s Degree program is designed for the Registered Nurse who has already earned a Master’s degree in Nursing but desires additional preparation in another specialty area.

Prerequisite – A master’s degree with a major in nursing from an accredited nursing program.
PLEASE NOTE: We are only accepting into the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Track students from the following states WA, ID, OR, MT, CA, NV, UT, AK, WY and AZ.

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.

Application Tips

Application Requirements

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 statement.
  • 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:

Gonzaga University
Virtual Campus Admissions
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068
guonlineadmissions@gonzaga.edu

Two Recommenders

Request a minimum of two letters of recommendation through the online application. 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 and 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 Second Masters program and specific 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 Resume or Professional Curriculum Vitae

Provide an updated professional resume or curriculum vitae.

Current RN License

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

Transfer Credits

You are able to petition to transfer between 6 and 9 credits from an accredited MSN program, depending on the track you choose. 

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

Questions?
Contact: 

Kathryn Callaghan
Call or Text (509) 313-6235 or (866) 380-5323
Email: callaghan@gonzaga.edu 

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

Program information is subject to change.