Application Requirements

RN-BSN (online) BA-HCM (online) BSN-RN (face to face)

 


Application Requirements for RN-BSN.

  1. Application: Please use the Nursing CAS application. www.nursingcas.org
  2. Application Fee: A $50 application fee must accompany each application. The application fee is nonrefundable, unless requested within three business days of Graceland receiving the fee. You can pay the application fee online here: www.graceland.edu/payappfee    
  3. Official transcript in a sealed envelope sent to NursingCAS: ALL transcripts from all schools attended. Which means if you attended five different schools, we will need five transcripts.
  4. The State Board of Nursing online license verification: Visit your state's official website to access online license verification for your current RN Licensure in the United States. Upload your individual licensure verification, including its expiration date, into your Nursing CAS profile. You may also use the Nursys® website. In most cases, this should not cost anything.
  5. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (3)
    We require three (3) separate references, submitted by current or former employers or individuals professionally acquainted with you and familiar with your academic competencies and goals (not relatives, friends, family physician or clergy). References from master's or doctoral-degreed nurses are preferred but not required. Please use the NursingCAS reference forms, which are emailed to your designates and returned to NursingCAS.
  6. Short essay required submitted through NursingCAS.
  7.  If selected as part of the cohort, you will be required to take and pass a criminal background check in order to be admitted. There are also a few internal documents we will need from you.

PLEASE NOTE:

* Completed applications include all the necessary items listed in 1-5. Transfer credit petition is optional (6).

Only completed applications will be reviewed.

About Your Location:

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Graceland’s nursing program does not currently accept students who live in New York, Maryland or North Carolina. 

Graceland accepts students from Texas but is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Higher Education Code.

PLEASE NOTE:

* Completed applications include all the necessary items listed in 1-7.

Only completed applications will be reviewed.

If you will be seeking financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. The GU School of Nursing's school code is 001866. This should be done at your earliest convenience.


For International Students Only:

Complete steps 1-7 above, if applicable.

Prior to consideration for admission, students who received their undergraduate degree from a country other than the United States or Canada must submit a CGFNS evaluation with a TOEFL score of 550 or higher on the written exam, or a 79 or higher on the online exam and GPA equivalency. For further information or assistance, you may contact CGFNS at www.cgfns.org.

Contact 800-833-0524, ext. 4722 for further instructions or for additional documentation needed.

Application Requirements for BA-HCM  
All APPLICANTS: Your completed* application packet must include:

  1. Completed application form. (Please be sure to hit the 'Submit Your Application' button.)
  2. Application Fee: A $50 application fee must accompany each application. Make your check payable to Graceland University and include it in your packet. If you have a Graceland ID number, payment can be made online by credit card. The application fee is nonrefundable, unless requested within three business days of Graceland receiving the fee.
  3. Official transcript in a sealed envelope from each college attended. For example, if you attend five colleges for any amount of time and for any program or degree, we require five transcripts. We do not require a high school transcript or GED if you have successfully completed at least a two-year program (associate degree/certificate) from a regionally accredited school that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree.
  4. Enrollment Agreement Form: This form is attached to an email sent to you after you have filled out the above application online. Upon processing your application (24-48 hours), we will send you a link to an enrollment agreement that details the costs of your program and your estimated finish date. You will need to print, sign and send a copy to us.

PLEASE NOTE:

* Completed applications include all the necessary items listed in 1-4.

Only completed applications will be reviewed.

If you will be seeking financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. The GU School of Nursing's school code is 001866. This should be done at your earliest convenience.


Please return all materials together in an envelope, including transcripts and reference letters.

Please allow five to seven business days for mail. Direct your questions to the Applications Coordinator at 800-833-0524, ext. 4722.

All completed applications should be sent to: Graceland University School of Nursing, Attn: Admissions, 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050