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Admission Requirements: M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner

The following information pertains to the Admissions Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program.

  1. A completed Graduate School application.
  2. Official transcripts of all college work.
  3. Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination, general test or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) completed within the last five years. Applicants are not required to submit GRE or MAT for Fall 2018 application.
  4. Three recommendations (one each from a former nurse faculty member and a current or former employer, preferred).
  5. Current unrestricted North Carolina registered nurse license or registered nurse license from one of the affiliated compact states.
  6. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  7. One year of professional experience as a registered nurse.
  8. Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or greater.
  9. Academic credits in health and physical assessment, community health, statistics, and nursing research.
  10. Computer competency.
  11. Six semester hours of graduate level transferred credit may be accepted upon approval.
  12. A comprehensive interview may be requested.
  13. Additional items as needed.

Students entering the graduate program must have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses: health and physical assessment, community health, statistics, and nursing research. Please include the following course information from these courses on the submitted resume: the course title, where the course was taken, and the grade received in the course.

For questions about licensure in North Carolina, please contact the North Carolina Board of Nursing, 3724 National Drive, Koger Center Office Complex, Camden Building, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27612; (919) 782-3211; Internet:


As this program is primarily online, applicants must demonstrate computer skills including the ability to use electronic mail, web browser, a word processing program, PowerPoint, and basic database software. Enrolled students must own or have access to a computer with internet capabilities.