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The master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The baccalaureate nursing program and master’s/post-master’s certificate programs at Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program and the master’s/post-master’s certificate programs is continuing accreditation.

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Application Requirements

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in a BSN program
  • Active, unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure in Pennsylvania.
  • Completion of undergraduate statistics, research and health assessment courses with a grade of C or better
  • No clinical experience required. One year preferred.

Application Process

To complete the admissions process, a candidate must submit the following:

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities previously attended (if previous coursework was completed outside of the United States, students should have their academic degree validated as equivalent to a degree in the United States through a non-profit agency, such as World Education Services www.wes.org.) 
  • Two professional recommendations, preferably from nurses with graduate degree including current employer, nursing professor or other nursing professional Recommendation Form  
  • Current resume
  • A statement explaining your goals and why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing
  • For international applicants official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Completion of an interview with the Director

Please send all materials to:
Cedar Crest College
School of Adult and Graduate Education
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104