Preferential admission consideration is given to applicants who submit complete applications for Summer 2018 by the April 1, 2018 deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered until enrollment targets are met. Applicants considering applying after April 1st should contact the Graduate Program Advisor prior to beginning the application process.
There is a required Orientation Program for students accepted into the PhD program that occurs the Thursday and Friday before classes begin in the summer term. Details for the Orientation Program are sent by e-mail two weeks in advance of the orientation day.
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.
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.