Admission Requirements

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Science in Nursing - Administration and Education
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • A completed application with a $40 non-refundable processing fee. 
  • Current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • An official transcript of all previous academic work beyond high school to be sent directly from each institution attended, including official transcripts indicating an MSN degree from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited nursing program. The Privacy Act requires that each student request in writing that transcripts be released to the Graduate School Office. 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.20 on all previous graduate coursework.
  • Three professional and academic references on graduate reference forms.
  • Validation of the number of hours of nursing practice completed at the post-master's level as verified by employer signature submitted on provided form.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Written essay addressing goals related to doctoral education in Nursing, including a description of a practice research interest.
  • Proof of criminal background record check for all states of residence for the past ten (10) years.
  • Immunization records.
  • Interview with the Hunt School of Nursing Admissions Committee.

Students are notified of their admission status as soon as possible after completing the admissions process. Because of the confidential nature of some items of information required for admission, the University reserves the right to reject any applicant without stating a reason.

Master of Science in Nursing - Administration and Education

  • A completed application with a $40 non-refundable processing fee. 
  • Current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • An official transcript of all previous academic work beyond high school to be sent directly from each institution attended, including transcripts indicating a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited nursing program. The Privacy Act requires that each student request in writing that transcripts be released to the Graduate School Office. 
  • GPA of 2.70 or better on all undergraduate work.
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE is required for the MSN/MBA program. For more information regarding these tests, please visit their official websites: GRE MAT. (Our main campus in Boiling Springs is a test facility for the Miller Analogies Test. For upcoming test dates and MAT registration information, click here.)
  • Three professional and/or academic references on graduate reference forms.
  • Proof of criminal background check for all states of residence for the past ten (10) years.
  • Immunization records.

RN applicants with a baccalaureate degree in another field may be provisionally accepted but must meet additional requirements during the first year of enrollment.

Students are notified of their admission status as soon as possible after completing the admissions process. Because of the confidential nature of some items of information required for admission, the University reserves the right to reject any applicant without stating a reason.

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

  • A completed application with a $40 non-refundable processing fee. 
  • Current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • An official transcript of all previous academic work beyond high school to be sent directly from each institution attended, including transcripts indicating a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited nursing program. The Privacy Act requires that each student request in writing that transcripts be released to the Graduate School Office. 
  • GPA of 3.0 or better on all undergraduate work.
  • Two years of full-time active RN practice (a minimum of 1,800 hours per year) over the past three years with a Statement of Description of Work Experience.
  • Scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE is required for the MSN/MBA program. For more information regarding these tests, please visit their official websites: GRE MAT. (Our main campus in Boiling Springs is a test facility for the Miller Analogies Test. For upcoming test dates and MAT registration information, click here.)
  • Three professional and/or academic references on graduate reference forms.
  • Proof of criminal background check for all states of residence for the past ten (10) years.
  • Immunization records.

RN applicants with a baccalaureate degree in another field may be provisionally accepted but must meet additional requirements during the first year of enrollment.

Students are notified of their admission status as soon as possible after completing the admissions process. Because of the confidential nature of some items of information required for admission, the University reserves the right to reject any applicant without stating a reason.

 

Application Deadlines

FNP-CertSeptember 30, 2016
FNPFebruary 1, 2017
DNP Summer Cohort 

Round One: September 30, 2016

Round Two: November 15, 2016

DNP Fall Cohort

February 15, 2017