DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Department of Nursing

Nursing Policies
Undergraduate Policies
Graduate Policies

For More Information, Contact:

School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Moon Campus
John Jay


nursing@rmu.edu
412-397-2426 phone
412-397-3277 fax


FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICESSCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF NURSINGNURSING POLICIESADMISSION TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS 
Admission to Graduate Programs

Admission to the MSN Program

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum undergraduate QPA of 3.25

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse

  • At least one year of work experience as a registered nurse is preferred

  • If the undergraduate QPA is below 3.25, the student may be given the option of presenting other material for admission consideration.

Procedure

Applicants may view and complete the online application.

Applicants also are required to participate in a personal interview with the nursing faculty/nursing administrator.

When the file is complete with above materials, the Department of Nursing will receive the completed application information from the Admissions Office. The faculty/staff will contact the applicant to arrange an interview. On the basis of the interview and the other materials submitted by the applicant, recommendations will be submitted to the Dean or graduate admissions committee for final approval. The applicant will receive notification of acceptance status from the Admissions Office.


Admission to the BSN to DNP Program

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum undergraduate QPA of 3.25

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse

  • At least one year of work experience as a registered nurse is  preferred

  • If the undergraduate QPA is below 3.25, the GRE or additional coursework will be considered  for admission. 

Procedure

Applicants may view and complete the online application.

Applicants also are required to participate in a personal interview with the nursing faculty/program director.

When the online application is complete, the file will be reviewed. Interviews will be granted to those applicants with exceptional qualifications The applicant will receive notification of acceptance status from the Admissions Office.


Admission to the DNP Completion Program

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university

  • Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university or an equivalent/similar Master’s degree

  • Minimum QPA of 3.25. If the graduate QPA is below 3.25, the GRE or additional coursework may be recommended for admission consideration

  • Certification as an advanced practice nurse in a specialty area, (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, midwife or nurse anesthetist)

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse

  • At least one year of work experience as an advanced practice nurse  is preferred.

Procedure

Applicants may view and complete the online application.

Applicants also are required to participate in a personal interview with the nursing faculty/program director.

When the online application is complete, the file will be reviewed. On the basis of an interview and other materials submitted by the applicant, the graduate advisor will submit recommendations final approval.  The applicant will receive notification of acceptance status from the Admissions Office.

Faculty Approval: 3/09
Revised:  3/14