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 Admissions at 614-234-4CON or admissions@mccn.edu

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: www.mccn.edu/ge-disclosures

88%: freshmen retention rate