Nursing Admissions

Getting Started on Your Application

Norwich welcomes goal-oriented individuals who share our passion for public service and are committed to furthering their field and contributing positively to their community. The following eligibility requirements are intended to ensure that those admitted to the program will be able to take full advantage of Norwich’s rigorous academic environment. Applicants not meeting these requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited (either by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)) undergraduate nursing program.
  • An active license as a registered nurse in your state of practice that is unencumbered.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency and a minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 94 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL are required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.
  • International applicants who are not licensed as registered nurses in the U.S. must achieve a passing score on both the English and nursing sections of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) examination.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4.00 scale. (Applicants with a GPA below 3.00 must demonstrate a GPA of 3.00 or higher for the last 60 undergraduate hours of his/her nursing program.)
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics and research.
  • Graduate testing is not required.

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Application fee ($50, non-refundable)
  • RN license
  • Agency agreement (more information available on request)
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • One letter of recommendation (must be from someone in a supervisory capacity who can attest to your readiness for graduate-level work)*

* A second letter of recommendation may be requested, at the discretion of the Director of Admissions, program staff, or Program Director, in the admissions file review process.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-800-460-5597 ext. 3398 (U.S. and Canada)
Call: +1-647-722-6642 ext. 3398 (International)
Email: msn@online.norwich.edu

Transfer Credits

When you apply for admission to the nursing program, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously attended institutions of higher education to be considered for transfer credits. Transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be accepted for up to 12 credits. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as they pertain to transfer credits.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.