Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

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
  • 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.