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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the School of Nursing apply to Graduate Education of Saint Louis University for admission. Applicants for admission are considered individually based on the following admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  • One year of clinical experience.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 on a 4.0 system for admission as a Classified student.
  • Supporting recommendations from three persons (preferably master's or doctorally prepared nurses) who can speak to your potential for success from an academic and/or professional perspective.
  • Two-page type written, double-spaced essay addressing 1) your goal for doctoral study, 2) research translation area of interest for the Capstone Project, and 3) career goals.
  • Curriculum Vita/Resume documenting educational, clinical nursing, service to nursing profession, and community volunteer experiences as appropriate.
  • An unencumbered registered nurse license in the state in which clinical experience will be done.
  • Current CPR certification (American Heart Association).
  • Personal interview may be required.

Saint Louis University currently accepts applications to the Nurse Practitioner (Master's, Post-Master's NP Certificate, and DNP) programs from those who reside in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Pre-requisite Courses
Undergraduate pre-requisites that must be completed prior to acceptance into the program:

  • Completion of an undergraduate-level descriptive and inferential statistics course.
  • Completion of a beginning-level health assessment course or the equivalent thereof.
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