Admission Information

The application deadline for fall 2014 admissions was March 14, 2014.  We are not accepting further applications for 2014 entrance at this time.  

Please consider applying for enrollment in the fall of 2015 .  Deadline for those applications is March 14, 2015.

Complete the online (preferred) or printable graduate student application.

The application checklist is provided  to assist you in completing all the requirements for the application process.  You may send references in by mail or email:  (Scanned signed documents should be emailed to

Applications are reviewed based on the following admission and transfer criteria:

  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher for the last degree earned (or comparable with other grading scale)
  • Curriculum vitae – see additional information on a C. V. here:
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a school accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • An active RN license (The department will verify with your state(s) of licensure)
  • Three professional recommendations (using the Evaluation of Applicant’s Performance and Potential form)
  • Essay (see Application Checklist for content requirements)
  • One year of clinical nursing experience
  • TOEFL minimum of 100 for Internet-based or 600 for written-based if applicant’s first language is not English
  • Statistics class (either undergraduate or graduate introduction to statistics course).   Minimum of C required.
  • Interview with the program director – please contact with times available for interview, or call the administrative assistant at 574-535-7370 to schedule an appointment.

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • A maximum of 12 credit hours of comparable graduate level coursework from an accredited college or university may be transferred with the consent of the academic adviser.  Courses considered for transfer must have a grade distinction of B (not B-) or higher.
  • Comparable is defined as courses that fulfill the requirements for the program to which the student will be enrolled.

The nursing department reserves the right to adjust the current admission criteria when outcome assessment data demonstrate the need for such changes.