Graduate & Adult Studies

Admission Requirements and Application Process - Graduate Nursing

The admissions process for a student wishing to pursue a graduate degree in the Nursing program is as follows:

  • To complete your application on-line: ONLINE APPLICATION
  • Application fee: $50.00
  • A letter of recommendation from each of the following areas: academic, employment, and character [complete online]
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate study
  • Written statement of purpose
  • A minimum score of 290 or its equivalent on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within ten years of application (contact GRE at or 1-866-473-4373)
  • Interview

All C-N graduate admissions requirements must be met before new students are eligible to register for any courses.

Other factors that may be considered in the admission decision are:

  • A demonstrated record of achievement
  • Breadth and depth of work experience
  • Leadership—demonstrated and/or potential
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extracurricular and community involvement
  • Current licensure(s)

The following graduate programs require a background records check submitted directly to Carson-Newman; no second-party background record checks are accepted.

  • Education

  • Counseling

  • Nursing


Please send all application materials to:

Graduate and Adult Admission
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760

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