Admission to the Nurse Leadership in Global Health program is considered on a competitive basis for prospective students who are registered nurses and hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applications will be received through the Midwestern University website. The University Admission’s Team will review each application for completeness and the complete applications will be referred to the Graduate Nursing Program (GNP) Admissions Committee.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Nurse Leadership in Global Health program, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing granted by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
  2. Current and unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in at least one legal jurisdiction in the United States and its territories.
  3. Submission of current resume or curriculum vitae to highlight current clinical, educational, or administrative practice related to nursing that can serve to facilitate successful completion of the Nurse Leadership in Global Health program.
  4. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Submission of a personal response in one page or less to "Why am I pursuing this degree?"

Application Process and Deadlines

To be considered for admission into the Nurse Leadership in Global Health program, applicants must submit to the University’s Office of Admissions the following:

  1. A completed Application for Admission form.
  2. Official transcripts verifying completion of a baccalaureate or higher-level degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited program and satisfactory completion of all prerequisite coursework with a grade of a “C” or higher. “C-“will not be accepted.
  3. Official final transcripts from all colleges attended post-high school.

Please be advised that applications are due no later than July 31st through the Midwestern University website. Early submissions are encouraged.

Questions related to the Midwestern University Admissions Portal can be directed to the office of admissions (888/247-9277 or 623/572-3215;, and general admissions questions can be directed to the Program Director (Dr. Love,

Please note: The receipt of the application materials and the file status can be tracked on the University's website. Upon receipt of the application, the Office of Admissions will send instructions for accessing account information. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions, at the above address, of any changes in mailing address and/or e-mail address.

All requests for withdrawal of an application must be submitted in writing via e-mail, fax, or letter to the Office of Admissions.

Selection Process

The Nurse Leadership in Global Health program at Midwestern University uses a rolling admissions process. Completed applications are reviewed, and decisions to admit candidates are made regularly during the admission cycle until the class is filled. The Admissions Committee reviews all completed applications to the Nurse Leadership in Global Health program and then formulates and submits recommendations to the Dean for final approval. The Dean, via the Office of Admissions, notifies applicants of admission decisions in writing. Applicants are notified of their selection status no later than two weeks after completing their file.

Reapplication Process

Students who receive denial or end-of-cycle letters may reapply for the following year's admissions cycle. Before reapplying, individuals contemplating reapplication should seek the advice of an admissions counselor. To initiate the reapplication process, prospective students must complete and submit a new application and proceed through the standard application process.

Transfer Policy

The Nurse Leadership in Global Health program may elect to accept transfer students. Any requests for transfer credit consideration must be provided in writing with the completed application. Supporting documents such as course syllabi must also accompany the request. The Admissions Committee must approve all transfer students and will determine the number of graduate transfer credits granted.

To receive credit for previous coursework completed at other institutions, students must submit a Transfer of Credit Request Application to be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. The transfer of credit has the following conditions:

  1. Transferred course credit is limited to graduate-level courses from recognized, regionally accredited degree-granting institutions.
  2. Credit is not transferred for a clinical practicum or an internship.
  3. Credit may only be awarded for courses with B- or better grades.
  4. Credit can only be awarded for courses completed within the seven-year period before matriculation.
  5. Transfer of Credit Request Applications must be submitted by July 31st (before matriculation into the program).
  6. Please contact the program for a list of eligible courses.