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MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): Admission Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPABachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college with a GPA of 3.2
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts of all prior nursing and academic work
Official GMAT/GRENot required
Additional Requirements
  • Résumé
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor from a current position in health care, and one from a professional nursing peer)
  • Interview with graduate nursing faculty
  • Current, unencumbered RN license in your home state and a copy of any other state license, including advanced practice licensure and certification
  • Proof of individual and professional liability insurance coverage that meets current state requirements
  • Complete criminal background check
  • Prerequisite undergraduate courses in statistics, research and health assessment (30 hours or greater)
Note: Students may be required to travel significant distances to access clinical sites and achieve the necessary clinical hours.

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International Students

At Sacred Heart University, we welcome students from all around the world. If you are an international student and are interested in enrolling in the online MSN, you are required to submit the items listed above, as well as the following:

Course EvaluationA course-by-course evaluation (and a translation, if applicable) from an acceptable transcript evaluation services agency, such as World Education Services.
TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scoresIf English is not your native language, you need a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 70 (iBT). Or, a minimum IELTS score of 6.

If you are unable to provide proof of English language proficiency, Sacred Heart University can administer an online English proficiency test for you. Also, please note that international students on an F-1 student visa are not permitted to enroll in online programs.

For more information on application requirements for international students, request more information or call us at 877-791-7181.

Transfer Credit

You may transfer in up to 6 credits you’ve earned in previous master’s-level courses. This is subject to credit eligibility and program director approval.

To find out whether or not your credits are eligible, request more information or call us at 877-791-7181.

When to Apply

The best time to apply is now. Our academic calendar has three FNP start dates a year, with flexible modules to accommodate your financial aid, tuition reimbursement or scholarship funds. We can help you determine which start date is right for you.