Application Requirements

Below are the instructions on how to apply to our MSN programs (FNP & AGACNP). If you are looking to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program, please click here for instructions.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the graduate application.
  2. Submit a personal resume. 
  3. Submit two references. Form provided here.*
  4. Have official transcripts sent to Malone’s Graduate and Professional Studies Office.
  5. Participate in an interview.

*One of the two references being submitted must be from a supervisor at your place of employment.

Admission Requirements

Including but not limited to the following:

  • Hold a current Ohio RN License.
  • Hold a Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and accredited nursing program that includes a basic statistics course.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.
  • Report current and relevant nursing employment.
  • Application to the FNP track requires one year of full-time RN experience in a medical surgical unit.
  • Application to the AGACNP track requires a minimum of two years RN experience in a critical care unit;  Critical care certification is also preferred.
  • Provide verifications for licensure, certifications, professional insurance, health requirements, criminal background check, and other requirements that relate to a safe and legal practice of nursing. BLS for all applicants; ACLS for AGACNP applicants.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and supervisory individuals.
  • Satisfactorily complete the interview process.
  • Receive recommendation for admission by the post-licensure admission and progression committee members.

*This program is available to domestic students only.

Conditional Admission 

  • Meet all admission standards except a c.g.p.a. between 2.5 and 3.0.
  • Successfully earn a 3.00 g.p.a. or higher by the end of semester two of the program.