1. Earned bachelor’s degree. Graduation from a state-approved baccalaureate program in nursing, or graduation from an associate degree or diploma program in nursing with a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in another field*. Applicants to the post-master’s certificate programs must have an earned master’s degree in nursing.
2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.3. Conditional acceptance may be offered to candidates who present with GPAs of 3.0-3.29 dependent upon interview and at the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee.
3. An interview with the Graduate Admission Committee, by invitation.
4. A completed application, including two (2) letters or recommendation from professional colleagues who can speak to your clinical and/or potential to include: RN peer or Nursing supervisor or faculty member, an unencumbered New York State nursing license uploaded into the application, and a personal statement.
5. Current CPR certification and evidence of recent physical exam (within 12 months), up-to-date immunization status, and PPD status.
6. A professional resume listing relevant educational and work experience.
7. Completion of basic statistics course or equivalent and an undergraduate Health Assessment course.
* Candidates with a BA or BS in a field other than Nursing must complete the Post-Baccalaureate RN-MS Prerequisite program offered through the Center for Continuing Education.