Graduate students will be admitted to Dominican College through the Office of Admissions. Candidates will be considered for admission on a competitive basis in terms of the following criteria. A candidate will:
- be a graduate of a fully accredited, license-qualifying baccalaureate degree nursing program.
- hold a license to practice registered professional nursing in New York State and/ or be eligible to hold same.
- have a minimum of one year of professional experience as a licensed registered nurse.*
- have earned a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 with a B course grade in each undergraduate nursing course and a B average in all natural sciences coursework.**
- submit evidence on official transcripts of: (a) baccalaureate level health assessment course; (b) introductory nursing research course; (c) introductory statistical methods course.
- write a personal essay including a statement of career goals.
- submit three letters of recommendation on official stationery, at least one of which testifies to the candidate's clinical skills.
- submit a complete and current health record, malpractice insurance, and such other documents as are required by the Division of Nursing.
- submit a completed application with non-refundable application fee.
All documents submitted for consideration will be retained by the Office of Admissions and become part of the student's permanent record. The Division Director, in concert with the Coordinator, will review all documents and make recommendations concerning admission.
* Students without the one year of professional experience may apply for conditional matriculation and may take non-clinical nursing courses while meeting the experience requirement.
** Applicants who have not earned a B in each undergraduate nursing course, and who show evidence of subsequent academic and career accomplishments, are admitted as conditionally matriculated students. On achievement of B+ in Advanced Health Assessment and Principles of Pathophysiology, student status changes to full matriculation.