Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an institution of higher education that is both accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and either the NLNAC or the CCNE and a minimum of one-year experience as Registered Nurse (RN) with preference given to applicants with two or more years’ experience.
  2. Current, unencumbered registered nurse license to practice in the State of Texas, current compact license, or licensed in the state where practicums will occur (must show active licensure by the end of the first semester).
  3. Immunizations, CPR certification, negative drug screen, and personal health insurance.
  4. Criminal background check.
  5. Completed application and fee payment; official transcripts from each institution attended; résumé; letter of interest, commitment, and purpose for pursing a master's degree; and at least two letters of support from supervisors or professional mentors.
  6. Interview with PMHNP Program Coordinator
  7. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate nursing course work
  8. Previous course work and experience will be reviewed to determine the need for post-master’s students to take additional courses such as pathophysiology, advanced assessment, and advanced pharmacology. 

Important Information: 

CASE Graduate Studies will require transcripts, letter of interest, copy of RN in license, resume and 2 letters of recommendation to consider your application complete.  We will be scheduling interviews for applicants in early June.

Accepted applicants will then need to submit a drug screen, proof of insurance, immunizations, and background check within 2 weeks of being notified of their admission into the program.

For the drug screen, this must screen for a minimum of 10 drugs (can be more but not less). This can be done at an area urgent care facility or at the student’s primary care provider. Results can be faxed into 903-334-6741 or emailed to

The background check information can be found on the FBI webpage.

For the personal health insurance, there are no specific limits or company.  You will simply need to provide proof of personal insurance.

For your immunization records, the program is evaluating for tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, MMR, influenza, bacterial meningitis (you may be exempt from this depending on your age), Hep B, TB skin test.

Please refer to the MSN Admission Criteria Checklist

Application Information

The application for Fall has been extended until August 1st:

Apply Here

Please also begin submitting the items on the Admissions Criteria Checklist. These documents can be uploaded to the application.

Application Timeline: 

May 31st (note-Extedned until August 1st)– Applications due
June – Candidate interviews and notification of acceptance decision  
August  – Courses Start 

Nursing Department Contacts

Kristie Avery
Admission Coordinator II
BASS 325
(903) 334-6747