Thank you for your interest in our Master's in Nursing program. We are very pleased to develop and deliver this Master's program from the site of our well-established BSN program. Following 50 years of BSN education, we would like to continue that mission at the graduate level with a focus on rural and underserved populations. These MSN graduates will continue the MMC tradition of excellence in nursing practice and nursing scholarship.

Admissions Requirements
To be accepted/admitted into the Master of Science in Nursing Program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a NLN or CCNE institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Documented completion of a Physical Assessment course or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one year (two years preferred), full-time experience as a registered nurse.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Satisfactory Certified Background Check completed through Mount Marty's nursing department.
  • Completion of Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Completion of a physical exam and immunization record (required prior to program start).
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a NLN or CCNE institution.
Forms Necessary for Admission
Online Application
Admission Checklist
Recommendation Forms
Physical Exam Form

Application Process
All application materials must be received no later than November 1 for the Spring term beginning January. Incomplete applications, or applications received after the application deadline, will be reviewed only at the discretion of the Admission and Progression Committee.

Complete the online application before mailing the completed admission packet or forwarding materials. Supporting application materials cannot be processed unless the online application has been completed and your account established.

Please have the following items sent directly to the Admission Office at Yankton campus. Do not send directly to the Nursing Department.
❏ One official transcript from each college/university attended.
❏ Official transcript verification of classes in which you are currently enrolled

Submit the following items together in a 9x13 envelope to the Admission Office, Yankton campus. Do not send to the Nursing Department.
❏ Completed checklist
❏ $35 non-refundable application fee made payable to Mount Marty College
❏ Three recommendations, utilizing the forms as designated. Recommendations need to be received in sealed, unopened envelopes with the recommender's signature across the seal. Opened reference letters or letters received without a signature.

Indicate your decision regarding a waiver of the right of access to this reference before giving it to each person completing the reference. You should then give the form to the recommender with a business size envelope (self-addressed and stamped if indicated). The person providing the reference should seal the envelope and place their signature across the flap. The envelope should be returned to you, and you should return it unopened in your application packet. Do not return separately.

❏ Personal essay describing your goals for graduate study: reasons you selected advanced practice nursing as a career choice and characteristics you offer to this level of practice, service and research. Essays should be typed and no more than 500-600 words.
❏ Photocopy of your current RN license
❏ Photocopy of your Basic Life Support completion card.
❏ Copy of your immunization records, including: documentation of Mantoux and Hepatitis B are required. Documentation of the tDap, Influenza and MMR boosters are recommended.
❏ Completed physical exam document that must be completed by a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.

Selection Process
The Admission and Progression Committee will carefully review all components, including completed application and supporting material, academic performance, nursing experience, and references. Incomplete applications, or applications received after the application deadline, will be reviewed only at the discretion of Admissions Committee. Applicants will be notified of the Admission and Progression Committee's decision regarding acceptance into the program by a letter sent to the address on our records.

International Students
International students are asked to follow the additional admissions procedures on the Mount Marty College International Web section.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. You need to apply for financial assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.

Send All Documents to

Admissions Office
1105 Eighth Street
Yankton, SD 57078