My Application

Application Checklist: Master of Science in Nursing Program (M.S.N.)

  • Application Form: [online only]: Complete and submit the online application.
  • Application Fee: [online] Send your $30 application fee by mail or pay online by credit card.
  • Church Leader Recommendation [online | pdf] - Have a pastor or other church leader within the church you attend who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. The recommender must have known you for at least six months and must not be related to you.

    If you are not able to obtain a recommendation from either a pastor or other lay-leader at the church you attend, you may opt to have a spiritual leader of another church or Christian organization complete this form. You may be required to give an explanation of why you were unable to have this form completed by someone from your home church. (Note: Absence of a signature on the waiver statement presumes that the student voluntarily waives his/her right to inspect the completed document.)

  • Professional Reference Recommendation [online | pdf] - If you are a current undergraduate student or recent graduate, please have a current or former professor complete and return the recommendation. Otherwise, have someone you work with or who knows you professionally complete and return this form. Note: The professional recommendation should evaluate your capacity to undertake a rigorous academic program, as well as address your leadership ability. The person making the recommendation should have knowledge of the requirements of graduate-level work. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.
  • Supervisor/Employer Recommendation [online | pdf] - Have your immediate supervisor complete and return this form. If not currently employed, have a former employer complete and return this form. The person should evaluate your capacity to undertake a rigorous academic program, as well as address your leadership ability. The person making the recommendation should have knowledge of the requirements of graduate-level work. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.
  • Current résuméSubmit your current professional résumé. You may upload this document where indicated on the online application site. Clinical work experience as a registered nurse is highly recommended. All applicants must demonstrate evidence of current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the United States for clinical experience in the United States. Clinical experience as a registered nurse is highly recommended.
  • Transcripts - Transcripts received for admission review must be official and from a regionally accredited or otherwise approved university. Applicants are required to submit official college transcripts from all postsecondary institutions in which the student has enrolled, even if no credit was earned. The degree-granting institution should also indicate the degree conferred and the date granted. If a graduate applicant is currently completing a baccalaureate degree during the admission review, conditional admission may be granted until the final official degree-granting transcript is received.
    • Applicants must have earned a B.S.N. degree from an accredited or otherwise approved program with a preferred grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • For the MSN program, transcripts should show evidence of the completion of a B.S.N. degree and completion of a research course and a statistics course.
    • Please refer to Curriculum for prerequisite course requirements. 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.
  • Test Scores - Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional; however, taking the GRE may strengthen a graduate application.
  • Interview - Each applicant will be contacted by the program director or a faculty member for an interview as part of the review process.
  • Writing Sample (within the application) - Provide an essay of your testimony of faith along with your educational and professional goals:
    • Your writing sample should address your specific professional plans and career objectives.
    • You should view this essay as an opportunity to analyze past professional developments and consider future contributions as a result of graduate education.
  • Computer Proficiency - Basic skills in the areas of email, Internet searches, and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • If you are concerned about your level of computer skills, please discuss any questions you may have with your admissions counselor.
  • International Students - Additional information and requirements for international students are available here.

Contact Information

University Admissions
Cedarville University
251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314

Phone Number: 1-800-CEDARVILLE
Fax Number: 937-766-7575
Email: admissions@cedarville.edu

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. Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received..

In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.