Preferential admission consideration is given to applicants who submit complete applications by the February 1st deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered until enrollment targets for specific sequences are met.
A required Orientation Program for students accepted for Fall 2017 will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017. Details for the Orientation Program will be sent by e-mail two weeks in advance of the orientation day.
Master of Science in Nursing Program
Interested applicants should possess the following qualities:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from an NLN-accredited program or from a program accredited by the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work; to include courses in which the student is currently enrolled
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 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.
*Note: If graduate level statistics course is 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.
In addition to the MSN requirements above, two years of recent full-time relevant clinical or administrative nursing experience is preferred, but not required. Related military experience will be considered on an individual basis.
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.