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Application Process

Graduate Application Process

You've already changed many lives. We believe you can change many more - starting with your own. 

How do you know you can apply?

For consideration in this program, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in nursing from a college or university accredited by a nursing accreditation agency approved by the Department of Education. You must hold a current, unencumbered registered nurse license or be eligible for RN licensure in the state of Wisconsin or multi-state compact.

Is there a way to help finance your future?

Graduate students are eligible to apply for loans. To qualify for a federal loan, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications can be found at (use Alverno's federal code 003832). We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA even if you do not anticipate the need for financial aid at this time. If your situation changes, your information will already be on file.

What about my busy schedule?

You will work closely with your advisor to develop a course projection plan that fits with your lifestyle.

Application Steps:

  1. Apply online at
  2. Submit the following materials (in any order)
    • Two recommendations (Both must come from professionals who have played a supervisory role in your nursing development.)
    • Official transcripts (verifying baccalaureate or advanced degree in Nursing)
    • Professional Statement: Submit a two-page, double spaced professional statement describing why you want to pursue an advanced practice nursing degree in the particular track you've chosen, and share your goals for using your degree after graduation. Please use APA (American Psychological Association) format in your statement.
    • Current resume
    • Copy of unencumbered nursing license
  3. Application will be reviewed for admission.

Questions? Call Graduate Admissions at 414-382-6100 or 800-933-3401.

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