1. PDF Application (Applications for the 2018 Second Degree Accelerated Program will be available February 1, 2017.)
  2. Application Fee ($30)
  3. High School Transcript
  4. GED*
  5. College Transcript(s)
  6. Essay (In 300 words or less, answer the following question: As a future nurse, what do you think you will contribute to nursing?)
  7. Activities/Interest Resume
  8. WES Evaluation**
  9. TOEFL Scores***
  10. Copy of Visa or Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)

* Prospective students who have not completed high school are required to submit documentation that they have earned their GED. Please note that MCCN requires that students with a GED must successfully complete the required college preparatory course work with a grade of “C” or better. These courses can be taken at the college level.

** Applicants who have taken course work or earned a degree abroad are required to have foreign credit evaluated by World Education Services (WES). To learn more about how to have international college credit evaluated, please visit www.wes.org.

*** Transfer or Advanced Placement applicants hose native language is not English are required to take and submit scores for the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required score is 79 for internet-based, 213 on computer-based and 550 on paper-based.

Please note that TOEFL scores are valid two (2) years from the test date. To learn more about the TOEFL, please visit www.ets.org/toefl

Prior to enrollment students will also be required to submit:

  • Current professional-level CPR certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
  • Completed institutional health requirements
  • Criminal background check (state and federal)
  • Testing for drug and substance abuse

The highly competitive Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) accepts between sixty and seventy students to begin in January of each year.

Admission to the 13 month program requires:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution†
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is recommended (not required)
  3. Successful completion of all prerequisite course work, with a grade of "C" or better. A ‘C-’ will not be accepted.
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I*
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II*
    • Microbiology*
    • Organic Biochemistry*
    • Human Nutrition*
    • Statistics
    • Human Growth & Development
    • Comparative Religions
    • English Composition
    • General Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • 5 Semester hours of Humanities/Social Science electives
  4. Interview (not all applicants will be interviewed)
  5. Essay (In 350 words or less, answer the following question: As a future nurse, what do you think you will contribute to nursing?
  6. TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (new internet-based) for students whose native language is not English

† If the college degree is earned from an institution of higher education outside of the United States, the applicant must contact the World Education Services and have a transcript evaluation completed and mailed to MCCN. To learn more about how to have international college credit evaluated, please visit www.wes.org.

* Courses must be complete within five (5) years of enrollment to receive credit.

** Science course taken 5 or more years ago will not be accepted as transfer credit.

Second Degree Program Students page