Students may apply for admission to the PhD Program between September 1, 2016 and April 1, 2017 for Summer 2017 semester. Applicants considering applying after April 1st should contact the Graduate Program Advisor prior to beginning the application process. Summer classes begin the May 22nd. Fall classes begin August 21st. Preferential admission consideration is given to applicants who submit complete applications by the April 1st deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered until enrollment targets are met.
A required 2 day Orientation Program for students accepted for Summer 2017 semester will take place May 18 and May 19, 2017. Details for the Orientation Program will be sent by e-mail two weeks prior to the orientation days.
Interested applicants should possess the following qualities:
A Bachelors or Master of Science in Nursing from a CCNE or NLN-accredited program.
A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 30 hours of graduate course work or the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
A master's level statistics course is a prerequisite requirement for PhD program doctoral level statistics course sequence. Applicants must either take and pass a placement examination, or complete this course during the first summer semester of the PhD program.
International applicants must submit to Mennonite College of Nursing a Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report from CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) or WES (World Education Services). International applicants must comply with the International Applicant Requirements as directed by the Illinois State University Office of Admissions.
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Health and Safety Compliance Requirements for enrollment in Mennonite College of Nursing programs
Prior to enrolling in nursing coursework students must meet health and safety compliance requirements, to include drug testing, a criminal background check, a physical examination, and several immunizations. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in dismissal from the program.