Admissions Criteria – Nurse Executive Leadership

Candidates are selected for admission on the basis of high promise for program completion and academic success in graduate education. These include:

A baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing granted from a regionally and professionally accredited or internation- ally recognized college or university. A bachelor’s degree from another discipline will be considered on a case by case basis. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to Barry University. A current, unrestricted license as a professional registered nurse in the United States. Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement by the Florida Board of Nursing. An unrestricted Florida license must be received prior to starting the Program and maintained throughout enrollment in the Program.

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university will have their graduate GPA included for admissions consideration. Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of an undergraduate nursing research course. Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of a statistics course, which included descriptive and inferential methods, within five years of program start date.

Official satisfactory scores, as determined by the Admissions Committee, from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), taken within five years of application. Scores are evaluated in the con- text of the overall application package submitted by the applicant. For Barry alumni, the GRE or MAT requirement is waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater. For non-Barry alumni applicants, the GRE or MAT requirement is waived for those with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

Two letters of recommendation from professional references.

Upon the start of the program, accepted candidates are required to possess a notebook computer with specified software which conforms to criteria established by the Program. Applicants are advised that portions of the didactic coursework are web-based and also provided in conjunction with telecommunications or video teleconferencing in- struction. Candidates should possess basic computer literacy skills, including the use of word-processing, Windows operating systems, electronic mail, and navigation of Internet applications. Students without these prerequisite skills are encouraged to take CS 180 Introduction to Computers. This course will not count towards degree requirements. n Preadmission testing: All applicants must take and achieve a satisfactory score on the Barry University English Assessment Test (EAT). The EAT provides students with a professional evaluation of their reading and writing skills. Based on the EAT results, an applicant may be required to enroll in an English writing course and/or reading tutorial.

Applicants may be required to fulfill specific prerequisites or other conditions of admission prior to an admission decision.

All applicants must affirm and attest to sound physical health, emotional stability, and personal integrity that will en- able them to successfully complete the educational program, comply with criteria for nursing licensure, and adhere to American Nurses Association professional codes of conduct and practice. Applicants must affirm and attest that they are free of addiction to substances of abuse, are not restricted in their practice of nursing or under investigation by any Board of Nursing, and are willing to adhere to Drug Free Workplace policies and procedures of affiliate clinical training sites, to include submission to randomized drug testing and/or testing for cause and upon Program demand. n Admission is on a competitive basis for a limited number of positions. As a result, applicants may meet minimum admission requirements, but may not be selected for a personal interview or admission. At the time of interview, applicants must be prepared to affirm that they have sufficient financial resources and/or planning sufficient to com- plete the program of study without reliance on outside employment (See Graduate Catalog section for Tuition and Fees). Applicants are advised to contact the Office of Financial Aid to investigate funding options at the time they are considering submission of their application package