Admissions Criteria: Post-Master’s Certification

The admission requirements for each program include:

  • Completed application
  • Master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) from an accredited program; accreditation by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National certification as a family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist who has/is working in an acute care setting for at least one year
  • Current, unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals such as work supervisor, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s degree
  • One to two page typed statement of purpose written by the applicant that outlines applicant's goals and objectives for pursuit of graduate studies in the specialty track
  • A cumulative graduate point average (GPA) of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale
  • Interview at the discretion of the interview committee
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Please refer to individual Master’s tracks for admission criteria and materials

For More Information

View our Graduate Handbook for more information about the graduate program at MCCN, or contact:

Jackie Min, BS
Graduate Academic Advisor
Fax 614-234-5403

For more information about our post-master’s certification completion rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit:

90%: students receiving financial aid