Thomas Jefferson University
Master of Science in Nursing
Applying

Applications are now being accepted for our Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 term.

Note: We communicate with applicants via email, so please provide a valid email address and adjust your email settings to allow mail from Jefferson.edu.

The MSN degree is an online program and not available to international students living in the United States needing to maintain F or J status. Learn more about admissions requirements for International Students.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline for Spring: October 15
Application Deadline for Summer: February 15
Application Deadline for Fall: June 1

To be considered complete and eligible for review, an application must be complete with required letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, resume and all applicable documents (test scores, etc.) submitted in the directed manner by the application deadline date. 

We may contact academically eligible applicants via e-mail to schedule an interview.  

Degree & GPA

A 3.2 GPA is strongly recommended. MSN applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.2 must present evidence of a grade of B or better in two core MSN courses taken at Thomas Jefferson University as a non-degree student. 

Certifications

Applicants must submit:

  • Copy of current RN license
  • Copy of current CPR completion through the American Heart Association

Required coursework: 

  • Introductory BSN-level course in nursing research (grade of B or above) (if integrated in the undergraduate course of study, evidence must be submitted for evaluation)
  • Introductory BSN-level course in physical assessment (grade of B or above) (if integrated in the undergraduate course of study, evidence must be submitted for evaluation)
  • Introductory bachelor’s level course in elementary statistics (grade of B or above)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: One year of clinical experience.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: One year of neonatal clinical experience.

Performance Requirements/Technical Standards

Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. These standards are determined by the competency, proficiency and/or skill standards set forth by accrediting and professional organizations appropriate to each program and apply to classroom, laboratory and clinical/fieldwork environments. Students are allowed reasonable accommodation.

The technical standards for an MSN include computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills.

Technical Standards for Jefferson College of Nursing

Admission Requirements

It is extremely important that you carefully read all directions listed below to ensure successful submission of your application materials.

TJAPP Application

Submit an application to TJAPP here.

You can only apply for one program and one entry term. If you submit an application for more than one program or more than one entry term, only the first one will be processed. TJAPP will not issue a refund of the application fee(s) for additional applications.

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended to TJAPP. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision will be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
Transcripts originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by World Education Service or a comparable credential evaluation service.

Transcript submission instructions

Certifications & Licenses

Submit current American Heart Association Basic Life Support BLS Card and Active RN license to TJAPP in the Program Materials section under  "Documents".

Resume/CV

Submit CV/Resume to TJAPP in the "Documents" section and complete the “Professional Experience” section of the TJAPP application.

Personal Statement/Essay

Submit a personal statement/essay describing your professional goals to TJAPP via the Questions section. (1000 word maximum.)

Recommendation Letters

Submit two current recommendations to TJAPP. Request recommendations from one professional contact and one academic contact, meeting the following criteria:

  • Professional: must be your nurse manager or supervisor
  • Academic: must be your professor or clinical instructor (you may utilize a CNS at your current place of work)
Recommendations from colleagues, co-workers, classmates and/or family members will not be accepted.

International Students

International students who are in the U.S. in F or J status are restricted to taking one online course per term per federal regulations.

The MSN and DNP are online programs. As such, they are not available to international students due to federal regulations.

The MSN degree is an online program and not available to international students living in the United States needing to maintain F or J status. Learn more about admissions requirements for International Students.

English Language Proficiency

For TOEFL & IELTS click HERE

Send official TOEFL & IELTS scores (if applicable) to:

Thomas Jefferson University
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2903

Drug, Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances

All nursing students who are offered admission to Jefferson are required to have a criminal background check and child abuse clearance, be fingerprinted and undergo a drug test. The Office of Admissions will provide you with the appropriate information to complete this requirement.

Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of partici­pation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the program.

Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from Jefferson, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies.

Contact Us

Tina Heuges
Admissions
Tina.Heuges@jefferson.edu

Phone: 1-877-JEFF-247 (877-533-3247) 
E-mail: TJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu