Post Master’s Certificate/Second Master of Science in Nursing – Application Process

Second MSN/PMC Steps for Application:

Applications are completed through the UCA Graduate school. The minimum requirements for admission to the UCA Graduate School are:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program (graduates from non-accredited nursing programs will be evaluated individually).
  • Minimum cumulative graduate GPA at or higher than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Arkansas (or state where clinical experiences will take place).
  • Applicants for whom English is not the native language are required to score 83 or higher on the iBT TOEFL exam. The exam must have been taken within the last two (2) calendar years. Only iBT TOEFL scores received directly from ETS or the UCA Testing center will be accepted as valid.
  • A completed application.

To apply go to the  UCA Graduate School application. Applicants will need to set -up a new account by clicking on the “First timer use account creation.” Students that have been previous UCA students still need to create an account. Applicants will put in their name, birthdate, and email address and a PIN number will be sent to the email provided. A password will then be created. The School of Nursing has additional requirements for admission that will be upload into the UCA Graduate School application. (see below)

Transcripts should be sent to:

UCA Graduate School
201 Donaghey Avenue
Torreyson West 328
Conway, AR 72035
Attention: Colleen Elliott

Applicants that have question should contact the UCA Graduate School Admission Coordinator, Ms. Colleen Elliott. Email or call 501-450-5065.

International students- submit your application to the Office of International Engagement.

UCA School of Nursing Application Requirements:

Applicants must also submit the following documents to be considered for admission. All required documents are sent to the UCA Graduate School.

  • Resume


  • Resume – An abbreviated resume containing the following information:
  1. Education
  2. Licensure
  3. Certifications (if applicable)
  4. Work History

All written documents must be:

  • Submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file
  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point font (Times New Roman)
  • APA (7th) format for in-text citations and reference

Completed applications will be reviewed by the School of Nursing. Each applicant will be assigned to a faculty team that will grade the scholarly writing, the personal statement and complete an interview. The results for each applicant will be weighted with the GPA to determine applicant rank.