Quinnipiac University

RN to MSN in Operational Leadership Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Nursing are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

An applicant to the MSN in Operational Leadership program must be a registered nurse and have a bachelor's degree. The ideal candidate will have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


Application Timeline

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and are evaluated once all materials are received by Quinnipiac. Classes begin in August for the fall semester. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.


Required Documents

An application consists of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • $65 application fee
  • Updated resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of an active registered nurse (RN) license
  • 2 letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Completed background check

Please note that admission is competitive and meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission into the program.

All accepted students will also be required to complete a background check and drug screen following acceptance and before the start of classes. Acceptances will be conditional prior to the satisfactory completion of both.

How to Apply for an Online Program

The Quinnipiac University Online admissions team is dedicated to helping you easily navigate our educational offerings. An admissions counselor will work one-on-one with you to assess your educational goals and answer any questions that you may have.

To get started, follow these steps:


Apply to a Program

An admissions counselor will assist you with the process and provide guidance every step of the way. 

Complete the Application


Ask about Financial Aid

Our admissions counselors can answer your questions about the financial aid process. To apply for federal aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use school code #001402.

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