- Have a minimum of 60 SH of transferable credit from accredited colleges or universities (waived for diploma nurses)
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
- Hold current state licensure as an RN
- Be working or volunteering as an RN at least 10 hours per week
- Submit a writing sample for evaluation
- Complete the background clearances through Castle Branch by the end of the second course, Transitions in Professional Nursing.
- Online application (no application fee)
- Official transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities that you have attended
- Letter of recommendation
- Writing sample
- Reservation deposit of $100.00 *(Waved for those entering directly from community colleges)
- Submit background clearances through Castle Branch specific to applicant’s state. To be completed by the Transitions in Professional Nursing course.
- A grade will be attached to the completion of opening the account in Effective Communication
- A grade will be attached to the completion of submission of all clearances in the Transitions in Professional Nursing course
After EMU receives the application form and assessment of credit earning, students will be given an evaluation of all educational transcripts submitted , an evaluation of the writing sample and an assessment of the credit earning possibilities. When the admission requirements are satisfied, students will receive a letter of admission to the program. Admission status will be in one of the following categories: unconditional admission, conditional admission or guest admission. Unconditional admission indicates that the student has met all of the admission requirements.
Method for following the students with Conditional Admission due to writing deficiencies identified by the Writing Sample Evaluator:
The admissions counselor will make a list of all the conditional admissions who need a writing tutor. He/she should designate English language learners or writing assistance. This list should be sent to the academic advisor and the program assistant.
The RN-BSN in Nursing Admissions Committee is responsible for administering the admission policies. Committee members are appointed annually by the provost and include representatives from the nursing department, the director of RN-BSN in Nursing and the Academic Coordinator. When the application of a student is complete, the Admissions Counselor presents the student profile and writing sample evaluation to the Admissions Committee via email. The Admission Committee reviews the profile and writing sample profile for each student within one week and gives one of the following response: approved, conditional (with specific conditions) or not approved (with reasons).