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Admission Requirements

Complete and Submit Application Before the Deadline: March 1st

Minimum criteria that must be met to be considered for acceptance into the graduate program include:

  1. Accepted by the Graduate School of the University.
  2. Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a school with national nursing professional accreditation (e.g. CCNE, ACEN, CNEA) AND regional accreditation (e.g. Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Higher Learning Commission).
  3. Current R.N. licensure in Utah in good standing.
  4. Completion of a basic undergraduate statistics course.
  5. Completion of a college level pathophysiology course.
  6. A minimum GPA of 3.0 or better. The GPA will be calculated using the cumulative GPA the applicant’s undergraduate program.
  7. Three letters of recommendation from employers and former teachers. (Preference is given to current employers).
  8. Statement of applicant’s purposes and goals for graduate education.
  9. A personal interview.
  10. A minimum of 1-year full time (or 2 years part time) RN experience.

Acceptance into the graduate Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program is highly competitive and with a limited number of openings each year. Approximately 15 students are admitted each year. All students who meet the minimum requirements will be considered but due to limited enrollment acceptance is not guaranteed.

Applicants are evaluated on a variety of criteria using a point system that measures the level of performance on criteria such as GPA, letters of recommendation, preparation for undertaking graduate studies, and an interview. The admissions committee will use their professional judgment in selecting the candidates to be accepted into the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

See more information at the apply page