Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Applicants

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.

BSN Admission Requirements:

  • Submission of a graduate application for admission with a nonrefundable application fee by the established deadline. All applications must be received by:
    • May 15th for admission into the fall cohort.
    • September 1st for admission into the spring cohort
  • Submission of official transcript(s) showing the completion of your BSN degree from a regionally accredited college or university.‚Äč
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all nursing courses completed. 
  • Verification of current unencumbered licensure to practice nursing as a registered nurse within the United States. 
  • Successful completion of (minimum grade of "C") an undergraduate or graduate statistics course.
  • One year of clinical practice as a registered nurse (preferred but not required).
  • Submission of a personal goal statement
  • Submission of three academic or professional recommendations (e.g. 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 from the university campus.