Application and Admission Requirements

Application steps

Application process:

  1. Submit an application to Nursing CAS with all required documentation, including transcripts, and references. 
  2. Submit the School of Nursing application fee via the link provided in Nursing CAS application or pay application fee online through the Missouri State CashNET service. Payments are accepted by electronic checking or Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit card. CashNET charges a 2.75% convenience fee on payments made with credit card. Find more information on the credit card policy, visit the bursar's office site. The application fee does not guarantee acceptance into the desired program of your choosing.

Application deadlines

The MSN-Nurse Educator Certificate application deadline is on or before:

  • May 1
  • August 1
  • December 1

Application to nursing programs require a non-refundable $50 program application fee to the School of Nursing. This is in addition to the university’s $35 application fee. The application fee does not guarantee acceptance into the desired program of your choosing.

Students may pursue either part-time or full-time study; however, all course work in the post-master’s nurse educator certificate program must be completed within 5 years.


Admission requirements

  1. Submission of the Graduate Application.
  2. Submission of the application for the Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate.
  3. Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing graduate program, that includes, at a minimum, graduate courses in nursing theory and research.
  4. Graduate GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  5. Licensure as a registered nurse (RN) without disqualification, and eligible for licensure in the State in which clinical practicums will be completed.
  6. Evidence of current professional liability insurance.
  7. Evidence of current health insurance.
  8. Current immunization (MMR, Tetanus, Varicella, complete Hepatitis B series or titer indicating immunity) and PPD or T-Spote (or evidence of appropriate medical follow-up for PPD positive individuals).
  9. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Online didactic course and written test are available at http://www.OnlineAHA.org. No online skills testing will be accepted.
  10. Applicants must apply for a state/federal background check and receive response that the applicant has not been convicted of any crime pursuant to Section 660.317 RSMO or other disqualifications that would prohibit licensure as a registered nurse or completion of clinical experience.

Because of course constraints, only a limited number of students will be admitted to the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program. Complete applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Admission is on a space available basis. Students may pursue either part-time or full-time study; however, all course work in the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program must be completed within 5 years.