Admission requirements for the AGCNS Program
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.
- Competitive GRE scores
- Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Combined science GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology).
- 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.
- Interview may be required
- Writing Sample (details in application)
- 3 letters of recommendation (link in application):
- Chief nurse/senior nurse executive (or another officer in the direct chain of command)
- Immediate supervisor
- APRN in the specialty for which applying
- Minimum two years’ experience as a perioperative nurse at the time of matriculation.
- Current, active unrestricted nursing license
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Current single page service-specific officer brief- (e.g. SURF, ORB, OSR)
- Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Current Certification for Operating Room Nurses (CNOR)
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.