Admission to all Graduate Studies in Nursing Majors begins with submission of required application forms, letters of recommendation, writing sample, and official transcripts of previous college and university studies. Applications will be received by the Division of Graduate Nursing. Applications will be kept on file for a period of 18 months. Acceptance into any Graduate Nursing program will remain valid for a period of 18 months.
To assist in the decision-making process, the Division of Graduate Nursing reserves the right to require the applicant to:
- Interview with the Committee; and/or
- Take the GRE.
Criteria for regular admission are:
- Proof of current, unencumbered RN license. All nursing licenses-whether current or inactive - must be unencumbered. Potential students with encumbered nursing licenses will not be considered eligible for enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University.
- Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university or a proprietary school which holds a national accreditation.
- Official transcript from associate degree granting institution; minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 scale.
- Three letters or recommendation from: 1) a former instructor, 2) a pastor or someone with whom the applicant has worked in the past year who can attest to the applicant's service record or character, and 3) a direct supervisor.
- 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. Admission to and/or progression in the program may depend on the results of these checks.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not first language, satisfactory scores from one of the following is required:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For graduate students, a score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For undergraduate students a score of at least 6.0 is required; for graduate students a score of at least 6.5 is required; for doctoral students of at least 7.0 is required for regular academic admission.
Applicants who do not desire to seek a master's degree may enroll in graduate nursing courses as unclassified students. Please contact us for more information.
- Successful completion of all bridge courses with a minimum grade of "C" and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- Successful completion of all MSN core courses with a minimum grade "C" and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- A minimum grade of "B" in all track specific courses and GNUR 590.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.
- Program must be completed within a maximum of five years from the date of enrollment.
- All financial obligations must be settled in order to receive a diploma.