Master of Science in Nursing

MSN Graduate Assistantships


Beginning Fall 2014, Graduate Assistantships are now available for incoming, full-time Masters in Nursing students. Assistantships are available to domestic and international students.

A Graduate Assistantship is a merit-based tuition scholarship for eligible graduate students to work directly with a nursing faculty member and perform academic research or nursing education. A 25% tuition scholarship will be provided for 9 hours/week work, for up to two selected students, and one 50% tuition scholarship may be granted for 18 hours/week work.

HPU's Graduate Assistantship program offers a limited number of graduate assistantships each year to qualified students. In the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, students apply for assistantships for the duration of their degree (limited to 2  years - fall/spring semesters only).


  • Students must be applying to an MSN degree program (graduate certificate and post-Masters students are not eligible to receive assistantships).
  • Assistantships are available to domestic and international students.
  • Be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 from an accredited university.
  • Full-time course enrollment required during Fall and Spring semesters.

Exceptions may be considered for highly qualified candidates.


Students must submit a Graduate assistantship application and resume.

For more information about graduate assistantships, and for an application, call Dr. Diane Knight, Graduate Nursing Department Chair, at 236-5847 or email at