PMC Admission Information

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PMC admission requirements
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Application guidance

 

Admission cycle

Some PMC specialty tracks admit students each semester; others admit once annually. For details, see PMC key dates/calendar.

If you have questions, please

Begin by reviewing the admission requirements below. Then talk to a student services representative before applying. Your representative can:

  • offer guidance based on your PMC specialty track interest and intended plan of study — part time or full time.
  • address your questions and point you to UNMC student resources.
  • walk you through the process — including application, admission, registration and orientation.

Application steps

 

Application due date

 

PMC admission requirements

  • Please know that admission is competitive and capacity is limited.
  • Applicants with strong educational backgrounds are considered first.
  • Acceptance is based on the following criteria. 
  1.   Online application
    See Application Steps above for guidance.
    Details on items below in online application.

 

  2.   Official transcripts:
       
      Students must arrange to have official transcripts of all college work sent directly to NursingCAS as directed in the admissions steps.

 

  Complete transcripts showing:
    All BSN education — sent directly by your college/university institution(s).
    U.S. students: BSN degree from a school accredited by CCNE or NLNAC.
    International students: Equivalent of BSN degree.
    Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) — equivalent for international students.
    Expected as part of your BSN curriculum:
    1.   a nursing research course (nurses with research experience may challenge this provision)
    2.   a health assessment course — or equivalent. Fulfillment determined by each MSN specialty track. Not required for Nurse Leader Executive track.

 

  3.   Three letters of reference
    From, for example: your nursing position manager, faculty member, advanced practice nurse.

 

  4.   Other documents and provisions
    Biographical sketch: including goals for your nursing career.
    U.S. students: prior to admission — RN licensure in one of the 50 states.
    International students: prior to admission: eligible to practice nursing in your country of residence — and RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the United States. We suggest the same state in which you will fulfill your MSN clinical/research requirements (see next bullet point below.) If English is not your first language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. Test scores must be recent — within two years prior to UNMC application. Minimum scoring standards:
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 83.
Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550.
    RN licensure in state(s) where you will satisfy clinical requirements or conduct research, if applicable to your course of study.

 

  5.   An interview .
    Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with a graduate faculty member(s) in your specialty interest. This is an opportunity to talk about your background, career goals, questions — and whether there is a match between your objectives and our program.

Note: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is NOT required.

Questions?

Contact a student services representative.

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