Saint Louis University


Saint Louis University School of Nursing has been a national leader in nursing education since it was founded in 1928. The Gourman Report, a report that ranks graduate educational institutions, consistently ranks the School of Nursing's Graduate Program among the top schools of nursing in the U.S. The School of Nursing offers several bachelor's programs, a variety of masters and post-masters certificate programs, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and a PhD in Nursing. The masters, post-masters certificate, and PhD programs are under the academic jurisdiction of Graduate Education Admission.

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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Fall: March 1 (International: April 1) Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Copies of current RN license; On-campus or phone interview desired

(Advantages of the web application)
Spring: Aug. 1 (International: Sept. 1)
Summer: No admittance
E-mail: slunurse@slu.edu
Tel. No.: 314.977.8995
Dean, School of Nursing: Teri A. Murray, Ph.D., APHN-BC, RN, FAAN
Assistant Dean, Graduate Education: Joanne Thanavaro, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, DCC, FAANP


Assistantship Application Deadline:
February 1

Required Additional Application Materials for International Students

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.

Nursing Application Review Process

  • An application answer could expected in four to six weeks after the application deadline.
  • There is a deadline to accept an offer of admission.

Rankings/Honors: Annually ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Graduate Schools; Listed as one of the Princeton Review's Top 10 online nursing programs. | About the School of Nursing

Credit Hours/Coursework: All program specialties and options are offered completely online. The program requirements range from 38-45 credit hours of course work. Individualized full and part-time curriculum plans are possible. There is also a 30 credit hour program available for RN's who do not already have a MSN degree, but are certified as an adult, family, gerontological or pediatric nurse practitioner. | Course listings

Curriculum & Program Details: The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the Saint Louis University School of Nursing prepares RN's as leaders in the roles of nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, and educator through comprehensive coursework and practical experience in clinical settings. | Curriculum

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

Program Highlights:  The Graduate Nursing programs are "truly" online. Coursework has been been fully online since 1997, one of the first nursing programs in the country to go completely online. A minimum of one campus visit or "Residency" is required for teaching of those skills not amenable to online learning such as suturing and evaluation of student skills. Additionally, the School of Nursing also hosts an annual advanced practice conference for continuing nursing education. | Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)