Master’s Degree Programs
In order to be considered for admission into the Master’s programs, applicants must have:
- Graduated from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing.
- A minimum undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0, on a 4 point scale, or equivalent “B” average. Note: Applicants not meeting this criterion may be considered for conditional admission status.
- Current U.S. RN (registered nurse) licensure.
- Evidence of successful completion of an introductory statistics course.
- International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) scores per Purdue University Graduate School policies.
Post-Master’s Certificate Programs
In order to be considered for admission into the Post-Master’s Certificate programs, applicants must have:
- Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution or admission and enrollment in a masters degree program in nursing.
- Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 with the possibility of conditional admission for applicants who do not meet this requirement.
- Graduate School requirements for non-native speakers of English.
- Evidence of current registered nurse licensure within the United States of America.
- A minimum of one year or 1,500 hours of experience as a registered nurse. (Note: Experience is not required for Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate)
The documents/items that we will need to process your application include:
- A completed application form and payment of application fee
- 3 professional/academic recommendations using the university’s recommendation format evaluating your scholarly potential.
- A statement of 300 – 500 words concerning your purpose for undertaking graduate study, your professional plans, career goals related to your chosen area of concentration (Adult-Gerontology CNS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education or Nurse Executive), and scholarly interests. Given the rigor and demands of graduate study, also describe your plans for balancing work, school, and personal obligations.
- Transcripts from each university/college ever attended
- A copy of your U.S. RN license
- Your resume