Interested applicants should possess the following qualities:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Applicants who do not hold a BSN degree will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work as well as a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 for graduate coursework.
Evidence of satisfactory completion of statistics, nursing research, and physical assessment courses with a grade of a C or better at the baccalaureate level.
Satisfactory completion of a graduate level statistics course.
International applicants must comply with the International Applicant Requirements as directed by the Illinois State University Office of Admissions.
* Note: If not completed prior to entry into the program, provisional admission may be granted with the requirement that the graduate level statistics course be taken before the graduate nursing research course.
Two years of recent full-time relevant clinical or administrative nursing experience is preferred, but not required.