Application Requirements

How to Apply

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

*One of the three 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.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.
  • Report current and relevant nursing employment. Application to the FNP track with preference of two years 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; with preference of three years of full-time RN experience with a minimum of one year in a medical/surgical unit and two years 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.
  • Satisfactorily complete a basic statistics class within the last 5 years with a B or higher prior to entering the program.
  • Receive recommendation for admission by the post-licensure admission and progression committee members.

Conditional Admission 

  • Meet all admission standards except the minimum 3.0 g.p.a.
  • Successfully earn a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher by the end of semester two of the program.