Admission Policies – Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Applicants must complete both an NMU application with the Office of Graduate Education and Research and an MSN School of Nursing application for admission by April 15th of the year prior to admission. The completed NMU application, along with a $50 application fee, is submitted to the Office of Graduate Education and Research, 610 Cohodas Hall, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. Send official transcripts from all universities previously attended (with the exception of NMU transcripts) directly to the Office of Graduate Education and Research.
The MSN School of Nursing application is submitted to 2301 New Science Facility, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. Applications received after April 15 will be considered on a space-available basis. Admission to the MSN program will be offered every three years. Candidates for the 2011-2014 cohort have been selected.
In addition to the application other requirements for the MSN program include:
- A BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- A current unrestricted RN license.
- One year of clinical experience as a professional RN within the past three years.
- Three references from professional colleagues (forms provided).
- A one-page, typed narrative of the applicant’s professional experience and future professional goals.
- Completion of an inferential statistics course (recommended).
Admission Requirements for the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate
Candidates who are already certified nurse practitioners and are seeking additional certification as an FNP will need to meet different requirements from those MSN graduate seeking FNP certification for the first time. A portfolio must be submitted to verify previous work/clinical experiences. The portfolio will be used to individualize a program of study. Applicants are required to comply with the regular admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Education and Research and with the MSN School of Nursing. Additional requirements include:
- Master's of science in nursing (MSN) or equivalent from an accredited nursing program
- A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- A current unrestricted Michigan RN license or eligibility for RN licensure in Michigan
- One year of clinical experience within the past three years
- Three references from professional colleagues
- A one-page typed narrative of the applicant's professional experience and future professional goals
Students are required to participate in NMU’s laptop program and must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. Students should be proficient in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, e-mail and accessing the Internet.
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