Admission Criteria for Graduate Nursing Program

Full Admission - Applicants are eligible for full admission to the graduate nursing program if they have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or greater.

Provisional Admission - Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA between 2.70 and 2.99 are eligible for provisional admission. Students in this category will be required to complete 12 graduate credits at Misericordia University with, grades no lower than "B", in order to be granted full and unconditional admission to the graduate nursing program.

Denied Admission - Applicants who have less than a 2.70 undergraduate GPA will be denied admission to the graduate nursing program.

Applicants to the graduate nursing program must submit the following documentation in addition to that required by the university:

  1. official transcripts demonstrating graduation from an NLN- or CCNE-accredited baccalaureate nursing program;
  2. a statement of the applicant's professional goals for graduate education;
  3. a copy of the applicant's current professional nursing license;
  4. transcript documentation of an undergraduate physical assessment course or equivalent evidence, an undergraduate statistics course;
  5. evidence of a minimum of one year of clinical practice experience;
  6. two letters of recommendation.

In addition to the information listed above, applicants to the post-master's certificate program must submit:

  1. official transcripts demonstrating completion of a master's degree in nursing; and,
  2. transcript or equivalent evidence of graduate level pathophysiology, pharmacology, physical examination, and role development courses.

Additional information

  1. Computer literacy is an expectation for all graduate nursing courses. E-mail accounts and Internet access are provided by the university.