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.


NE Certificate Application Process

  1. Submit an application to Nuring CAS with all required documentation, including transcripts, and references.
  2. Submit the School of Nursing application fee via the link provided in Nursing CAS applicaiton or pay application fee online through the Missouri State CashNET service.  The application fee does not guarantee acceptance into the desired program of your choosing.
  3. Submit evidence of graduation from a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, or concurrent enrollment, from a nationally accredited nursing graduate program, that includes, at a minimum, graduate courses in nursing theory and research.
  4. Submit proof of licensure as a registered nurse (RN) without disqualification, and eligible for licensure in the State in which clinical practicums will be completed.
  5. Submit transcripts of all completed academic coursework.  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.00 scale) for the last 60 hours of coursework attempted.  Students who have less than a 3.25 GPA must submit verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) (minimum Verbal: 150; Quantitative: 145; Analytical Writing: 3.5).

Because of course constraints, only a limited number of students will be admitted to the 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 Nurse Educator Certificate program must be completed within 5 years.