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MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Admissions

Candidates for admission to the MSN FNP program are required to hold a four year baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s undergraduate academic performance, previous clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (RN), three letters of recommendation to include: Two (2) from nursing/healthcare supervisors and one (1) from a nursing faculty, writing assessment, and an interview with MSN FNP faculty. Please note: An interview is not granted to all applicants. All applicants are required to have a clear criminal background check and drug screen.

Required Documents for Admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of a completed NursingCAS Application (Suggested)
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Active unrestricted Professional Registered Nurse license
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School).
  • Writing Sample
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university within the first semester of enrollment
  • Three letters of recommendation: Two (2) from nursing/healthcare supervisors, One (1) from a nursing faculty
  • Current resume indicating education, complete work history (clinical and other), volunteer activities, publications and/or presentations. Note: Applicants are required to have at least one year of recent, clinical practice experience working with patients.
  • Completed and clear criminal background check.

Please note – Applicants from outside of Florida should be aware of clinical practicum requirements in the state where they reside. Before you apply to the MSN FNP program at Keiser University, contact your State Board of Nursing to verify that you will be able to complete clinical practicums while attending an out-of-state university.

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