Nursing - Master's Program Application (NP Program)
Online application for the BSU School of Nursing Online Master's Program.

The following are requirements for admission to the Graduate Program in Nursing:

  • Graduate from a baccalaureate program, accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, that included an upper-division nursing major.
  • Meet requirements for admission to graduate study at Ball State University
  • Have earned a minimum overall cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale OR upper-division GPA or 3.0 in the baccalaureate program.
  • Complete an undergraduate research course, 3.0 quarter/ 2.0 semester hours, with a grade of C or above.
  • Evidence of completion of a physical assessment course (for clinical, nurse practitioner track).
  • Hold current license as a registered nurse in the state of practice.
  • Have evidence of training in standard (universal) precautions.
  • Have evidence of CPR Training

The following are requirements for progression in the Graduate Program in Nursing:

  • Have a minimum of one year of clinical experience before enrolling in clinical courses for new graduates.
  • Have recent clinical experience (three of the past five years) before enrolling in clinical courses for experienced nurses.
  • Health clearance is required for all clinical courses. Provide evidence of Hepatitis B immunization and Mantoux test or chest x-ray for TB.
  • Maintain a 3.0 (B) grade-point average (GPA).

Items with an * indicate a required field.
Today's Date *    
First Name *
Middle Initial
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State *
Zip *
Country *
Phone *
Cell Phone
Fax
Work Phone
Email *
 
List nursing experience in reverse chronological order:
Employer / Dates / Job Title (#1)
Employer / Dates / Job Title (#2)
Employer / Dates / Job Title (#3)
Employer / Dates / Job Title (#4)
For current employment, describe your role:
 
Education: List in chronological order all college-level institutions attended. Clearly indicate dates and degrees granted or to be granted.
Official Name of Institution / Inclusive Dates / City & State / Degree and date granted (#1) *
Official Name of Institution / Inclusive Dates / City & State / Degree and date granted (#2)
Official Name of Institution / Inclusive Dates / City & State / Degree and date granted (#3)
Official Name of Institution / Inclusive Dates / City & State / Degree and date granted (#4)
Was your baccalaureate nursing school accredited? *  Yes
  No
Are you a member of Sigma Theta Tau? *  Yes
  No
 
Plan of Study
Select one of the program tracks. *
 
Admission Requirement Verification
Undergraduate research course number: *
Undergraduate assessment course number: *
 
Current RN License Information (Send a photocopy of license)
RN License # *
State of Practice *
Expiration Date *    
 
References: List three professional references. Provide ONE letter of recommendation.
(#1) Name *
(#1) Address *
(#1) Telephone *
(#2) Name *
(#2) Address *
(#2) Telephone *
(#3) Name *
(#3) Address *
(#3) Telephone *
 
Write a paper (about 1 page with at least two paragraphs respectively for 1. Philosophy of Nursing, 2. Professional Goals and 3. Reasons for seeking a Master's degree at Ball State University):
Discuss your: philosophy of nursing (about 2 paragraphs), professional goals (about 1-2 paragraphs), and reasons for seeking a master's degree at Ball State University. *
 
In order to complete your application for the School of Nursing please send one professional reference letter (on letterhead and signed) and a copy web print out of your RN license with the expiration date together in one envelope
 
to the address below. The deadline to submit your professional reference and copy of RN license is April 2nd.
Shantelle Estes
School of Nursing, CN419D
Ball State University

Certification: I hearby certify that I have not attended institutions of higher education other than those listed above, that the information is correct and complete, and that I will submit any other information deemed necessary by the Ball State University School of Nursing.