Traditional 2nd Degree Program

This four-semester program follows a traditional fall/spring semester schedule. Each applicant’s course record will be reviewed individually.

Admission Requirements

  • cumulative GPA of 2.8 at time of application
  • prerequisite GPA of 2.8 at time of application

Prerequisite courses

  • A baccalaureate degree
  • Anatomy/physiology I and II
  • One chemistry course (inorganic, organic, or biochemistry)
  • One psychology course
  • One sociology course
  • For students applying for spring 2015 admission, microbiology and nutrition will be required.

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher. Students cannot repeat more than one of the courses in which a C or above is required. A single course may not be repeated more than once.

Prerequisite courses may still be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed prior to beginning the clinical level of the program.

TOEFL and international students

For students whose first language is not English, we require a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (does not include speaking section) on the written test, 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) that includes a speaking section, or a 213 on the computer-based test. Students who take the IELTS must obtain a score of 6.5 or higher. EMU’s Intensive English Program is available helps students with certain TOEFL scores achieve the level of English skill required to succeed in a degree program. Upon successful completion of the IEP, up to 15 credits may be applied to a degree program.

Also, a NACES member credential evaluation is required for all foreign university transcripts. Incoming EMU students often use World Education Services. Learn more by reading our admissions checklist for international students.

Application information:

Application deadline for fall semester is February 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by March 30.

Application deadline for spring semester is June 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by July 30.

A university application, clinical nursing application, and college transcript must be submitted by the deadline.

Additional EMU Requirements for graduation (for second degree students)

Previous learning is valued and recognized in applicants who have already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree prior to choosing nursing as a career. Based on this, fewer EMU core curriculum courses are required. Requirements include:

  • Cross-cultural designate courses (may be transferred) (6 SH)
  • An Anabaptist Biblical Perspectives (ABP) course (3 SH)
  • A Senior Seminar course (2 SH)

Each applicant’s course record will be reviewed individually.