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MEPN Admission Requirements

MEPN Admission Requirements

OFFICE OF GRADUATE EDUCATION APPLICATION OPENS: September 1, 2014

The Graduate Education begins processing applications starting on September 1. Please do not submit applications before September 1. The MEPN office is not responsible for any application or documents submitted before September 1.

UH SCHOOL OF NURSING- NURSINGCAS 3.0 APPLICATION OPENS: OCTOBER 15, 12:01 AM, Eastern
Please begin to apply to the School of Nursing through the Nursing Centralized Application System (NCAS) 3.0 on-line application system from October 15, 2014, 12:01 am, Eastern. You are REQUIRED to apply to the School of Nursing using the NursingCAS 3.0 application system (NOT NURSINGCAS 2.0).
UH SCHOOL OF NURSING- NURSINGCAS 3.0 APPLICATION OPENS: OCTOBER 15, 12:01 AM, Eastern
Please begin to apply to the School of Nursing through the Nursing Centralized Application System (NCAS) 3.0 on-line application system from October 15, 2014, 12:01 am, Eastern. You are REQUIRED to apply to the School of Nursing using the NursingCAS 3.0 application system (NOT NURSINGCAS 2.0).
UH SCHOOL OF NURSING- NURSINGCAS 3.0 APPLICATION OPENS: OCTOBER 15, 12:01 AM, Eastern
Please begin to apply to the School of Nursing through the Nursing Centralized Application System (NCAS) 3.0 on-line application system from October 15, 2014, 12:01 am, Eastern. You are REQUIRED to apply to the School of Nursing using the NursingCAS 3.0 application system (NOT NURSINGCAS 2.0).
UH SCHOOL OF NURSING- NURSINGCAS 3.0 APPLICATION OPENS: OCTOBER 15, 2014, 12:01 AM, Eastern
 
Please begin to apply to the School of Nursing through the Nursing Centralized Application System (NCAS) 3.0 on-line application system from October 15, 2014, 12:01 am, Eastern. You are REQUIRED to apply to the School of Nursing using the NursingCAS 3.0 application system (NOT NURSINGCAS 2.0).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2015, 11:59 PM, Eastern

All material submitted by either the applicant or any third party must be received by the appropriate office on or before the deadline.

Any necessary item received after the deadline will deem the entire application late.  Applications missing necessary items will be deemed incomplete.  Any lost items routed to and received by the appropriate office after the deadline will be considered late.  Any late or incomplete application may or may not be considered at the sole discretion of the admissions committee.

** Deadlines that fall on a weekend or a holiday will default to the next work day.

Requirements for Entry:

  1. A complete baccalaureate degree in any non-nursing field from an accredited institution by July 15th of the year admitted the program
  2. A minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Completed the prerequisite courses by July 15th prior to Fall admission. If you are taking courses after your application has been submitted, please send in a copy of the course registration as soon as you have registered.
  4. Be admitted to both the Graduate Education AND the Department of Nursing MEPN program.

Detailed application instructions for fall 2015 admissions will be posted as soon as it is available. Please check our website for updates.

GRADUATE EDUCATION PAPERWORK:  (underlined items link to proper forms)

Submit Graduate Education paperwork to:
Admissions Office of the Graduate Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

1. Graduate School Application  (complete and pay fee online)

  • Create an Account
  • Select a campus "University of Hawaii-Graduate Education"
  • Select entering semester (e.g. Fall 2015)
  • Select graduate program "Nursing-MS"
  • Complete Supplemental Information if necessary (e.g. international student, residency, etc.)

2. Official Transcripts

Transcripts must be sent to the Graduate Admission Office directly from the issuing institution(s), or in sealed institutional envelopes if submitted with the application.

Any UH Transcripts will be obtained on behalf of applicants at no charge.

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING (DON) APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

Submit DON application materials using the NursingCAS 3.0 application system.  You may go to www.nursingcas.org to learn more about this on-line application system.

** When you choose the University of Hawaii at Manoa in NursingCAS, please make sure to designate the right program. For example, “MEPN- (graduate specialty track)” or “MEPN-Family Nurse Practitioner.

  1. NursingCAS 3.0 application and fee (Fee amount depends on how many NursingCAS schools you apply too and which school you designate as #1, 2, 3, etc.)
  2. Input professional experience in the Experience Section found on the NursingCAS application
  3. Writing Sample Essay (500 words or less)
  4. THREE recommendation forms  from a professional colleague (i.e. faculty member or supervisor). We only accept an electronic version of the recommendation forms. Please make sure that your three recommenders have received the reference instructions  outlined by the UH School of Nursing. 
  5. YouTube video (3 to 5 minutes).

At the time of application, you will be asked to select a specialty area which will largely determine your future as an advanced practice nurse. This is a critical decision and should be made with great care as you will not be allowed to change once you have been admitted to a given specialty

NOTE: We do not require the GRE

MEPN Admissions Cycle

Action

2014 cycle

2015 cycle

2016 cycle

 

Application Cycle begins

Sept 1, 2013
UH Graduate Education application opens:
Sept 1, 2014  
NursingCAS 3.0 Application:
October 15, 2014
12:01 AM, Eastern
UH Graduate Education application opens:
 
Sept 1, 2014  
 
NursingCAS 3.0 Application:
 
October 15, 2014
12:01 AM, Eastern
 
Sept 1, 2015, 12:01 AM, Easten

 

Application Deadline

Dec 1, 2013

February 15, 2015 11:59 PM, Eastern

February 15, 2016 11:59 PM, Eastern

 

Application Screening

Rolling Admissions

Rolling Admissions

Rolling Admissions

 

Decisions Notification

Rolling Admissions

Rolling Admissions

Rolling Admissions

 

Federal Financial Aid Application Priority Deadline (FAFSA)

March 1, 2014 March 1, 2015 March 1, 2016  

Orientation/Registration/Health Clearance/Classes Begin

August 2014

August 2015

August 2016

 

ATTENTION MEPN APPLICANTS

You will be able to check on the status of your application through the NursingCAS application system portal.

Additional Notes

Rolling Admissions – Definition and Process
All graduate degree programs within the Department of Nursing admit on a rolling admissions basis. Applicants are not evaluated in comparison to the entire applicant pool, but are judged on the merit of the individual’s application. As a result, decisions and notifications occur as applications arrive and are reviewed. The final deadline for the receipt of all required materials to the Department of Nursing and the Graduate Education is December 1. 

Nursing Executive Leadership Specialty Track
The Nursing Executive Leadership track for MEPN applicants will only be offered to individuals applying during “odd” years (ex: 2013, 2015, 2017, etc). It will not be offered to people applying during the “even” years (ex: 2014, 2016, 2018, etc). Therefore, the Nursing Executive Leadership track will be offered again in the year 2015.

Please refer to the Department of Nursing’s website for more information about the graduate nursing programs.

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