Admission Requirements: MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements: MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner online program is designed for nurses already holding their BSN who are seeking to reach the next level of their practice. Nurses interested in working as a nurse practitioner will benefit from this online degree program.

Applications for the online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program are accepted year-round. Applicants are reviewed for admission based on their ability to successfully complete their graduate studies, as well as the criteria listed below.


The University of Cincinnati’s online graduate nursing programs are not currently available to students located in Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee. State restrictions are subject to change. We encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information regarding state licensure requirements before starting the program. For more information on restricted states, please visit our State Authorization page.


Prerequisites for the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program

  • Active and unrestricted current United States RN license
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree conferred from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution
  • Overall minimum BSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (recommended)
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a 2.0 or higher on 4.0 scale.
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum of one year of RN experience in the United States

Application

Applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing and online Post-MSN Certificate programs are submitted through NursingCAS. For help on starting and completing your NursingCAS application, please view our tutorial videos here: https://online.uc.edu/nursingcas-tutorials/


Transcripts

Official transcripts from all institutions attended should be sent directly to NursingCAS (American Association of College of Nursing). NO TRANSCRIPTS should be sent to the University.

*Please note that international transcripts must be evaluated from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)


Minimum GPA

Overall minimum BSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (A comparable level of achievement is expected for other grading systems.)


References

Three letters of reference

References should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills.


Goal Statement

Personal goal statement that is 500-750 words, including:

  • A clear understanding of the specialty
  • Your reason for wanting to become an APRN (or nurse educator or nurse leader)
  • Your preparedness and justification for entering your intended specialty
  • Your goals once you have completed the program

Resume

Professional resume

  • Include any certifications you have; leadership roles you’ve taken on; memberships in professional organizations; volunteer work or involvement in your local community.

Additional Fees

  • $65 ($70 international) non-refundable University of Cincinnati Graduate School application fee.
  • $300 non-refundable matriculation fee required upon acceptance, but will be applied to tuition.

Restrictions

  • State & U.S. Territory Restrictions

    • The University of Cincinnati’s online graduate nursing programs are not currently available to students located in Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee. For more information on restricted states, please visit our State Authorization page.
    • Currently, we cannot admit students from any U.S. territory: America Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • International Student Restrictions

    • An international student is defined as someone who holds citizenship in another country and is not a permanent resident of the United States.
    • International students are admissible to our online programs, providing they meet the above prerequisites and commit to doing their clinical requirements in the United States.
    • Due to the clinical requirements in our graduate online programs, international students must already have a visa that gives them legal status to work within the United States or must be able to obtain the legal status that will allow them to come to the U.S. and engage in clinical activities.
    • International students are not eligible for student visas for online programs, including clinical requirements.
    • It is the responsibility of the international student to have the appropriate work authorization documents or be able to obtain the appropriate work authorization before applying to online programs in the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Clinical Restrictions

    • We cannot admit residents of U.S. Territories or in a country outside of the U.S. Only persons serving in the military who reside on a military base and can complete clinical requirements on the military base should apply to our College of Nursing graduate online programs. Prior to application to our program, the prospective student should confirm that they will have the ability to complete clinical requirements on the military base.
    • Students cannot complete clinicals at a U.S. Embassy.