Admission and Application Requirements
Admission to the Post-MSN certificate program requires a master’s degree in nursing from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited program, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a copy of a State of California RN license.
Students should have computing skills sufficient to complete post-graduate work including word processing, PowerPoint, knowledge of Excel spreadsheet (or other database program) highly recommended, and ability to use the internet for research of the best evidence for practice.
Students in the nursing program must pass a physical health examination, and demonstrate a sufficient immunization record consistent with that required of clinical placement in local healthcare agencies.
The academic advisor for the School of Nursing, working with the Office of Disabled Student Services, will assist students to determine what accommodations will be required for students to meet the standards of our program.
A complete application consists of:
- a completed application form;
- one set of official transcripts from colleges and universities attended with indication of a MSN degree;
- proof of licensure as a registered nurse in California;
- reference list of two person’s qualified to assess the applicant’s potential to succeed as a post-graduate student, including one nursing faculty in the student’s MSN program; and
- a resume or curriculum vitae.
Program admissions occur annually. March 1st is the deadline for receipt of all required application documentation for admissions consideration. Review of applications will continue until openings are filled. Once this process is complete, applicants are notified of admission decisions.