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Before we are able to make a decision regarding your admission, we need the following:
  • Submit one copy of the fomal application for admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • An office transcript from all prior undergraduate and graduate study documenting a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program, with an upper division major in nursing including the following courses:
Physical Assessment
Nursing Research
  • Evidence of Licensure as an RN in Iowa or a state participating in the licensure compact prior to enrollment in the first graduate nursing ocre course, and current CPR certification.
  • Evidence of a minimum of 2000 hours of clinical nursing practic as a registered nurse within the two years prior to enrollment in the first graduate nursing core course, and current CPR Certification.
  • Demonstrate logical thinking and writing skills in the preparation of a two-to-three page personal / professional development statement. This document must detail personal and professional values, a nursing philosophy, goals for the next five years with an explanation of why a masters eduation in nursing is necessary for fulfilling those goals, and a commitment to practice at the ARNP level.
  • Two letters of reference / recommendation from individuals within the profession.
  • A $25.00 non refundable application fee, which must accompany the application. (waived for Briar Cliff Alumni)
It is hearby certified that the information given in this application is true and correct. It is undestood that misrepresentation, omission or information, or failure to answer any single question may cause delay or cancellation of admission. For the purpose of determining admission, I hearby authorize any educational institution, which I have previously attended, and officials at such institutions to release academic and disciplinary records and to discuss these records with appropriate officials at Briar Cliff University.
I accept the right of the Graduate School to exercise academic sactions against me in the event that I fail to:
  • Provide official transcripts as required.
  • Meet academic or other criteria for admission to the program of my choice as required by the academic department. I fully understand that any waiver of admission requirements can only be granted by the Graduate school. No statements made by any other person regarding waiver of admission requirements shall in any way bind the Graduate school.
This information is sought for the purpose of considering your request for admission to the University. Only with your permission will information be released to a third party.
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