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Health Assessment Pre-Requisite for all Graduate Students

All students must demonstrate achievement of baseline knowledge and skills in health assessment prior to matriculation into the graduate nursing program. To meet this requirement, one of the following is required:

  • Graduation from a CCNE or NLN accredited program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing after 1981 (Since 1982 all NLN or CCNE accredited BSN programs have had a health assessment course as a required part of their curriculum).
  • A health assessment course on a college transcript
  • A continuing education certificate for a health assessment course that includes all body systems
  • A statement from an employer or supervisor that states that you are currently practicing health assessment on individuals of all ages and genders which includes all body systems (including gynecological exams)