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Application Deadlines

Now accepting applications for Summer 2020. Start your application by April 4, 2020.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Nurse Educator (NE)

You may start an application if you:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from a Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognized institution nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in BSN courses
  • Have an active unencumbered nursing license in the state where you practice
  • AG-ACNP/NE Post-Graduate Certificate: Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN and regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • AG-ACNP Post-Graduate Certificate Applicants Only: Must also have a current board certification as an advanced practice nurse
  • FNP Second MSN Only: Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nursing program accredited by CCNA or ACEN and regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • NE Post-Graduate Certificate Only: Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nursing program accredited by CCNA or ACEN and regionally accredited institution of higher learning

Apply at nursingcas.org.

The following items are required to complete the application:

  • Both a $50 NursingCAS and a $35 Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences application fee are required to complete application
  • Official transcripts are required from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended
  • Current resume/CV including detail of responsibilities and specific job experience
  • Three professional letters of recommendation sent directly to the admissions office from current or previous supervisors, prior nursing faculty, or other individuals who can address your clinical knowledge, skill and prospective aptitude for success within a graduate program of study;letters may not come from direct peers or family members
  • Personal statement (400 to 800 words) addressing the following:
    • Discuss why you want to pursue your specialty of choice
    • Describe how your past and/or ongoing work experience will enhance your experience in this program
    • State your goals/plans upon completion of the degree

The MSN program requires educational experiences in clinical settings. Once accepted, students must complete the clinical readiness requirements after acceptance and prior to the semester start. 

  • Alcohol and Drug Testing
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Immunizations
  • CNE Clinical Examination 
  • CNE/KCANE Confidentiality Statement
  • Color Blindness Screening
  • CPR Certification
  • Health Insurance Acknowledgement
  • Latex Allergy Form
  • Preceptor and Clinical Site Initial Requests Form
  • Saint Luke’s Health System Confidentiality Statement
  • Student Clinical Site Consent Form

You will be required to complete all other onboarding requests as outlined in your acceptance packets.

See the Clinical Readiness Admissions and Progression Requirements section for complete details.

This program is unique for the region as a more affordable acute care option. Plus, I could take advantage of the school’s affiliation with the Saint Luke’s Health System to network for preceptor acquisition.

Brian, AG-ACNP, Anticipated Graduation 2020

Brian Knuckles