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University of Central Missouri
University Health Center 106
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Completed applications to the Nurse Educator concentration will be considered by the Department of Nursing on a space available basis throughout the year. Students applying for the Nurse Educator concentration may take graduate courses in nursing prior to official admission to the graduate nursing program.
Admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner concentrations is competitive based on one’s undergraduate grade point average as reported by the Graduate School on the Graduate Student Acceptance Form. The graduate student acceptance form must be received by the Department of Nursing by September 15 for consideration for admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration for spring semester and by February 15 for consideration for admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration for summer or fall semester.
Alumni of UCMO’s nursing program will receive a preference in admission consideration. Students applying for the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration may not take graduate classes in nursing prior to official admission to the graduate nursing program.
Admission to the Department of Nursing may be approved, deferred, or rejected. If admission is approved, the applicant will receive an email and additional acceptance forms that must be submitted to complete the admission to the graduate nursing program. Applicants whose admission is deferred or rejected will be notified by email.
International students provide a unique cultural and personal addition to Central Missouri. They are encouraged to apply early in the academic year prior to the year they wish to attend Central Missouri to ensure time to complete the following additional requirements:
The CGFNS examination is a prerequisite for taking the Registered Nurse Licensing examination in the state of Missouri and for obtaining a nonimmigrant occupational preference visa (H-1A) from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. CGFNS offers a two-part certification program that includes a credentials review followed by a test of nursing and English language skills. The CGFNS examination is given in March, August, and November. Application materials may be requested from CGFNS, Attn: CP, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19014-2651 (Phone 215-349-8767). The registration deadline for these exams is approximately four months prior to their administration. Early application is therefore essential. For further information contact the Department of Nursing.