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Admission Requirements

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Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. Cedarville University invites applications to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program from nurses who:

  • Profess faith in Jesus Christ
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution (preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Hold an unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States for clinical experience

Applicants must also affirm their commitment to the Cedarville covenant and agree to abide by the graduate student standards of conduct. Applicants should review the University’s doctrinal statement to understand our beliefs and Christian heritage, which serves as the foundation for our community.

Each applicant will be reviewed on an individual basis. Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to the M.S.N. program. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

We encourage you to apply early for admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application.

Application

  1. Application for Admission [online]
    Provide personal, educational, and professional information (including RN license and nursing-related employment). In addition, you'll submit a personal statement indicating your motivation and goals for pursuing this program.
  2. Church Leader Recommendation [online] [pdf]
    Have a pastor or church leader within the church you attend who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
  3. Professional Recommendation [online[pdf]
    Have a supervisor, colleague, or former professor who has knowledge of the requirements of graduate-level work complete this form. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.
  4. Transcripts
    Provide an official college transcript from the institution that conferred your B.S.N. degree. In addition, provide official college transcripts of any other nursing coursework in which you have enrolled. If you are currently completing a B.S.N., degree during the admission review, conditional admission may be granted until the final official degree-granting transcript is received. Program prerequisites will be assessed during the review process using transcripts submitted. If it is determined that you need to fulfill a prerequisite course, you will need to do so as part of your progression in the program and will be conditionally admitted.

Note: Please review additional information and requirements for international students.

Note: Please review readmission information for existing graduate and adult students.

Your application will be processed and reviewed as soon as all of the materials are received. The School of Nursing reserves the right to require an interview before an admission decision is made. In most cases you will be notified within three weeks of the admissions decision. You may log in to view the status of your submitted application, or contact University Admissions about your questions.