MSN Admission Requirements and Application

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Post-Graduate Certificate
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Family Nurse Practitioner Second MSN Degree
Nurse Educator (NE)
Nurse Educator Post-Graduate Certificate
MSN Admissions Requirements
The application must be filled out completely and $50 application fee submitted online. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials are received by the admissions office by the application deadline. Applicants must submit/mail or hand deliver the following documentation directly to:
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences
Office of Admissions
624 Westport Road 
Kansas City, MO 64111
Applicants must provide the following:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN and a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • AG-ACNP/NE Post-Graduate Certificate or FNP Second MSN Only: Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nursing program accredited by CCNA or ACEN and a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • Active nursing license in the state where they practice.
  • Students can be admitted directly from the SLCHS RN-BSN degree program after completing their BSN.
  • Official transcripts are required from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • Current resume/CV including detail of responsibilities and specific job experience.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation sent directly to the admissions office:
    Letters need to come from current or previous supervisors, prior nursing faculty, or other individuals who can address the candidate’s clinical knowledge, skill and prospective aptitude for success within a graduate program of study. Letters may not come from direct peers or family members.
  • Personal statement (400 to 800 words) addressing the following:
    - Discuss why you want to pursue the MSN degree (or Post-Graduate Certificate) and your specialty of choice.
    - Describe how your past and/or ongoing work experience will enhance your experience in this program.
    - State your goals/plans upon completion of the degree.
  • Second Master’s Applicants Only: A review of official transcripts will be completed for a gap analysis. An individualized plan of study will be created for each applicant based on prior educational courses.
  • AG-ACNP Post-Graduate Certificate Applicants Only: Must also have a current board certification as an advanced practice nurse.
Questions about our MSN programs?

Shane Hagen at
Dr. Gina Koch at
Dr. Karen Komoroski at

For questions about the admissions process, please contact the admissions office at:
Phone: 816-936-8700