Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University School of Nursing has been a national leader in nursing education since it was founded in 1928. The School offers a traditional bachelor's program (BSN), an accelerated second degree bachelor's program (ABSN), an accelerated master's entry program (AMSN), as well as a variety of advanced practice masters and post-masters certificate programs, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and a PhD in Nursing.

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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Fall: July 1 Transcript(s); Two (2) letters of recommendation; resume; personal statement
(Advantages of the web application)
Spring: No admittance
Summer: No admittance
Tel. No.: 314.977.8995
Dean: Teri A. Murray, Ph.D., APHN-BC, RN, FAAN
Coordinator: Kris L'Ecuyer, Ph.D., RN, CCNS, CNL

Program Highlights:
With 0ver 40 years of experience in accelerated nursing education, the AMSN program was developed by Saint Louis University School of Nursing for high achieving second degree students desiring a career in nursing with a master's entry level.

The AMSN program at Saint Louis University is a five semester program that first began in August 2010. The first graduating class completed the program in 2012. The increasing number and range of opportunities available in nursing today and the excellent job market throughout the U.S. make the Accelerated Master's of Science in Nursing the perfect second-degree option.

Program Description: The program is designed for individuals who are not Registered Nurses but who have already earned a baccalaureate degree. The graduate will earn a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) and be prepared to sit for both the nursing licensure exam and certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader.

Credit Hours/Coursework: The Accelerated Masters of Science in Nursing is an onsite program. Select courses may be offered online or as a hybrid. The 21 month program beginning in August is 68-70 credit hours in length. The program contains significant clinical practicum experiences. | Curriculum

Applicant Criteria:

  • 3.2 ("B" average) cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on 4.0 system for admittance as Classified student.
  • Completion of required prerequisites
    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Statistics

Nursing Application Review Process:

  • A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly.
  • An application answer could expected in four to six weeks after the application deadline.
  • There is a deadline to accept an offer of admission.

Required Additional Application Materials for International Students:

  • A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.

Rankings/Honors: The Accelerated Master's of Science in Nursing is a new degree program, however the advanced practice graduate programs are annually ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Graduate Schools and listed as one of the Princeton Review's Top 10 online nursing programs. | About the School of Nursing

Curriculum & Program Details: The Accelerated Master's of Science in Nursing (AMSN) program at Saint Louis University School of Nursing prepares students for the role of Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). The CNL is a fast emerging role developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in collaboration with leaders from nursing practice and nursing education. The CNL will provide leadership at the point of care focusing on outcomes measurement, risk assessment, quality improvement, interprofessional communication and evidence based practice. The CNL is a leader in the health care delivery system who coordinates the care of a distinct group of patients and actively provides direct patient care in complex situations. | About the Clinical Nurse Leader

About the Nursing Faculty: Saint Louis University's nursing faculty are nationally recognized for their teaching expertise, nursing leadership, scholarly research and student mentorship. | Faculty Page

Scholarships & Financial Aid: The School of Nursing provides some tuition assistance scholarships to eligible graduate students enrolled in the nursing program. Most students get some funding (including employers). Traineeships are an option for students.  | Affording Graduate Studies at SLU | Student Financial Services at SLU