- Completed application ($30 fee)
- Master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) from an accredited program; accreditation by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Current, unrestricted APRN license or eligibility for Ohio APRN licensure as indicated
- Current APRN specialty certification
- 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). Download Graduate Recommendation Form
- A comprehensive well-written goal statement is an essential component of a successful graduate application. The goal statement essay is used as a source of information and as a sample of your writing ability. You should focus on your professional goals and how you envision these goals can be achieved through graduate study. Your goal statement should be approximately two, double-spaced pages (approximately 400 words).
- The goal statement should include:
- Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments
- Describe your academic and career goals
- How did you decide to seek graduate education in this specialty area?
- Qualities you possess that would make you a good practitioner in the specialty for which you are applying
- 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
- At least one year of advanced practice experience in a similar scope of practice as the AG-ACNP role (acute care setting) is required for the Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Program.
- Please refer to the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master’s Track for admission criteria and materials