Admission requirements for all APRN Programs
Must be a commissioned officer or service sponsored civilian in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy or Public Health Service with an earned Bachelor’s (or Master’s Degree with a concentration in Nursing) from an accredited university.
Current curriculum vitae.
Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).
Current, active unrestricted nursing license
Current single page service-specific officer brief- (e.g. SURF, ORB, OSR)
Competitive GRE scores
Grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in a science course within the past 5 years from an accredited university. Anatomy, physiology, combined anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, or pharmacology recommended, graduate level preferred, 200-400 level courses considered.
Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Three letters of recommendation with unconditional endorsements of the applicant for admission:
- Chief nurse/senior nurse executive (or another officer in the direct chain of command)
- Immediate supervisor
- APRN in the specialty for which applying
Writing Sample (details in application)
Important note: University admissions are separate and distinct from the sponsoring agency (e.g. Air Force, Army, Navy, PHS). Admissions are competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the university. Applicants must be accepted by both the university and the sponsoring agency to attend the university.