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Lynette Kingsmore

Lynette KingsmoreSenior Admissions Counselor for MSN, MSN FNP, RN–BSN and MS in Counseling


(208) 467-8107

Family Nurse Practitioner Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program at Northwest Nazarene University is highly competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application. In addition to meeting the requirements of the University as described in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Catalog, students must meet the requirements specified below:

Requirements for the Baccalaureate in Nursing (BSN) Applicants

  • Submit a graduate application for admission with a $50 nonrefundable application fee and a curriculum vita by May 15th for admission into the fall cohort.
  • Submit official transcript(s) showing the completion of your BSN degree from a regionally accredited college or univeristy.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all nursing courses completed.
  • Verification of current unencumbered licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse within the United States.
  • International students will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Successfully complete (minimum grade of “C”) an undergraduate or graduate statistics course.
  • One year of clinical practice as a registered nurse preferred but not required,
  • Provide a Personal Goal Statement.
  • Submit three academic and/or professional recommendations (ex: supervisor, colleague, professor) to be completed online.
  • The FNP admission committee may request a pre-admission interview.  Video interviews may be arranged for applicants residing greater than 100 miles form the University campus.
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Requirements for the Associate Degree RN to MSN FNP Bridge Program

  • All Associate Degree Nurses must first apply for admission to the RN to BSN program to complete the general education prerequisites and required baccalaureate nursing content.  Please see admission requirements and prerequisites to the RN to BSN program here.
  • A minimum grade of "B' (3.0) must be obtained in the prerequisite baccalaureate content nursing courses (NURS4100, 4113, 4114, 4115) for consideration of acceptance into the MSN FNP program.
  • After successful completion of the undergraduate prerequisites and baccalaureate content the associate degree nurse may then continue in the RN to BSN program or apply to the MSN FNP program by May 15th.
  • One year of clinical practice as a registered nurse required, two years of clinical practice preferred.
  • Provide a Personal Goal Statement
  • Submit three academic and/or professional recommendations (ex: supervisor, colleague, professor) to be completed online.
  • A minimum graide-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all nursing courses completed.
  • Successfully complete (minimum grade of "C") an undergraduate or graduate statistics course.
  • NOTE: Completion of the above mentioned prerequisite coursework does not guarantee admission to the MSN FNP program.  The FNP admission committee may request a pre-admission interview upon review of your file.