Nursing Application Checklists

It is the applicant’s responsibility to gather supporting credentials and submit them to the admissions office by the application deadline date.

Once all applications materials are received by the admissions office, the completed application will be sent to the School of Nursing for review.

RN to B.S. in Nursing

A complete application consists of the following:

M.S. in Nursing Education or Administration

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online Application including an active, unencumbered RN license 
  • M.S. in Nursing Education or Administration Admission Essay - The MS in Nursing degree prepares graduates to advance nursing practice and education in a complex and evolving healthcare environment. Please address your personal and professional goals. In addition, provide examples of how you have exemplified professionalism as a registered nurse in at least four of the following domains, delineated by the AACN Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education(2021):  
    • Knowledge for Nursing Practice
    • Person-Centered Care
    • Population Health
    • Scholarship for Nursing Discipline
    • Quality and Safety
    • Interprofessional; Partnerhips
    • Systems-Based Practice
    • Informatics and Health Care Technologies
    • Professionalism
    • Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2021). The essentials: Core competencies for professional nursing education.

Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words. Feel free in this essay to write in a personal, informal voice. 

  • Resume clearly demonstrating evidence of clinical practice as a registered nurse (minimum 1 year)
  • Official College Transcripts from all institutions on the application. All graduate applicants must have a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Nonrefundable Orientation Fee (waived for veterans and active military).

Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

  1. Complete an admission application
  2. Hold a New York State or state of residence unencumbered license as a registered nurse
  3. Submit official transcript(s) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education showing completion of:
    • a graduate degree (masters) in nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • graduate level content for advanced health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology
  4. Nonrefundable Orientation Fee (waived for veterans and active military).

Questions?

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SUNY Empire’s School of Nursing and Allied Health is ready to assist you with planning your degree program and keeping you on track.

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