Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degree RN 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.

Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) RN to MSN FNP Admission Requirements: 

  • 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 for the RN to BSN program. ·        
  • A minimum grade of “B” (3.0) must be obtained in the prerequisite baccalaureate content nursing courses (NURS4100, NURS4113, NURS4114) for consideration of acceptance into the Family Nurse Practitioner 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 (fall admission) or September 15 (spring admission)
  • One year of clinical practice as a registered nurse is required, two years of clinical practice preferred.
  • Provide a personal goal statement
  • Submit three academic or professional recommendations (ex: supervisor, colleague, professor) to be completed online.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 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 FNP program.  The FNP admission committee may request a pre-admission interview upon review of your file.