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Graduate School

Master of Science in Nursing

Program Requirements Application Deadline

• Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on 4.0 scale

• GRE required if the cumulative GPA is less than 2.8 
   Formula Score:  (GPA x GRE = 712)

• Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing

Application to the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing Graduate Program
   Minimum work experience as an RN of two (2) years
   Current, unencumbered registered nurse license. 
   *AGNP and FNP concentrations require a Louisiana registered nurse license.


Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
 Summer Only  

The deadline to apply
to these concentrations is April 1

Clinical Nurse Leader

admits for
Fall I and II
Spring I and II
and follows
Graduate School Application Deadlines.


Frequently Asked Questions

What subject areas can I study?
There are three concentrations included in this degree offering:

  • Gerontological Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The CNL concentration will prepare graduates for management decision making skills required by healthcare agencies providing care for gerontology patients.   The program focuses on acquisition of management skills including human resource management, fiscal management, and quality management to improve health care outcomes for older patients in a variety of health care settings.

The AGNP concentration will prepare graduates for advanced nursing practice, providing primary health care needs for adults and geriatric patients.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to obtain national certification and advanced practice licensure allowing them to practice in primary health care settings providing health promotion, disease prevention, and care management of adult and geriatric patients.

The FNP concentration prepares graduates to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in primary care settings providing health care management, health promotion and disease prevention services for patients from infancy through their geriatric years. FNPs practice in primary care clinics, specialty clinical practices, walk-in clinics, school based clinics, and many other clinical venues. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for national certification as a family nurse practitioner and to hold an advanced practice registered nurse license with prescriptive authority.


Next steps...

Ready to apply?
This program requires application to the Kitty Degree School of Nursing in addition to the application to graduate school.  You must complete both applications.  We recommend that you submit your applications, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of published deadlines. 

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Nursing, M.S.


Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Sandy Bailey
Coordinator of Online Programs
Kitty Degree School of Nursing
Kitty Degree Hall 129


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

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7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036