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Additional Steps to Apply

1. Transcripts

Official transcripts showing both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degrees conferred are required. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in a sealed envelope directly to IWU by the registrar of each institution attended. Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped "student copy," "issued to student," or "unofficial" cannot be accepted as official.

College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a "Course-by-Course Report" from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to us at the address below. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.

2. Submission of Current unencumbered RN license.

3. Submission of a current unencumbered APN license (if applicable)

4. Résumé/Curriculum vitae

Submit a current résumé/curriculum vitae to include a career objective, previous undergraduate and graduate work, work experience, and special recognition or awards.

5. Criminal History Background Check

A criminal history background check will be conducted on all applicants with the initial application for enrollment in the program, at the applicant's expense. Clinical sites may require a second background check and/or drug screen at the student's expense. Admission to and/or progression in the program may depend on the results of these checks.

6. Recommendation Forms

Applicants are required to submit three recommendation forms. A minimum of one reference should be from faculty in a graduate nursing program. You must use the forms provided.

7. Personal Narrative

Applicants must submit a 1-2 page narrative that describes practice experience and professional goals. The writing sample is an essential part of the admissions process and will be carefully assessed in order to make an informed decision on the applicant's acceptance into the program. The writing sample must conform to specific guidelines to determine applicant writing ability.


  • Organization and presentation (i.e., readability and formatting).
  • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, professionally written, evidence of forethought, carefully proofed, and convincing language and phrasing.
  • Evidence of scholarly (academic) writing skills.
  • A minimum of one (1) page and a maximum of two (2) pages in length per question.

8. Practice Related Issue

Applicants must submit a practice related issue that will serve as the focus of the translational research project. This submission must include the significance and impact of the project to nursing and health care.

9. TOEFL Scores (if applicable)

If English is not your primary language you will need to submit a copy of your TOEFL scores. For more information about this test, visit

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