Guidelines for Letter of Intent – MSN Application

Please write a short letter of intent that addresses an area of interest that you would like to pursue in the MSN program, and its relevance to current priorities in health care, public health and nursing. 


We also ask that you identify one or more potential School of Nursing faculty member leading programs of research and scholarship that fit with your proposed scholarly work.  Please refer to the School of Nursing website for information about our current faculty. 



  • 1-2 pages (maximum 500 words)
  • Double spaced
  • Use of a standardized format such as APA


Criteria Used for Evaluation of Writing Sample:

  • Quality
  • Currency
  • Clarity, organization, logical progression of ideas