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Some nurses want to take the next step in their education and complete their MSN degrees. Who are good candidates for MSN degrees? Here are some guidelines. - You already have your BSN. MSN programs will usually require you to have already completed your BSN degree and have a valid nursing license. - You have a minimum GPA of 3.0. You will need to demonstrate that you were a good student as an undergraduate; most MSN programs will require their RN applicants to have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. - You took college chemistry and statistics. You will need to have completed some specific courses as an undergraduate, such as chemistry and statistics. If you have not completed these classes, consider taking them at a community college before you apply. - You are motivated and want to advance in your career. Most MSN programs are geared towards nurses who want to move into management or education positions; you will usually need to demonstrate that you are motivated and interested in advancing in your career through an admissions essay.