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Advanced Studies in Family Nurse Practitioner: Admission Requirements

Application Fee$50
Online Application FormStart application
Official TranscriptsAll students seeking enrollment in the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nursing Leadership must hold a Master’s in Nursing degree from an accredited nursing program.
Letters of RecommendationProvide two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues at the BSN level or higher.

Applicants with a GPA below the minimum may be admitted at the department’s discretion. A GPA letter will be required.
Work Experience2,000 hours of work experience documented by your HR department.

Unencumbered RN license in the state in which you reside.
Personal StatementDetail your personal and professional goals and explain how this program will help you bring them to life. The statement of interest must include well-constructed responses to the following:

1. Describe how your professional experiences have prepared you for future education in the role which is the focus of your desired track.

2. Describe your plans to alter your work, professional and /or personal obligations in order to have time needed to successfully complete graduate course and clinical work.

3. Identify one significant contemporary issue/problem in the current US health care system and discuss how members of the nursing discipline can help address/solve the issue/problem.
Successful Background CheckNot Required for Admission. Approved background check and fingerprints required at the time of clinical courses. Students shall be drug-screened through arrangements made by the school and the screening agency. Students are responsible for the cost of all screenings. You may be denied participation and placement at a clinical agency based on the background or drug screening findings and the clinical agency’s pre-employment screening policy.

Withdrawal from the program will be necessary if you cannot be placed in a clinical agency to meet program practicum requirements.

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International Students

If you are seeking enrollment as an international student, please submit the following:

Application Fee$50
Online Application FormStart application
English Language Proficiency TestIf English is not your first language, submit your test scores for either the TOEFL or IELTS.

Utica requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based and IELTS of 6.0
Official TranscriptsAs part of the admissions process, we require an evaluation of your overseas degree and transcripts to determine their equivalence to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. You may use the following universal organization:
Letter of Support from EmployerUsing a form provided by Utica, you’ll submit a letter of support from your current employer.

When to Apply

You can apply right now using our online application form. We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. You’ll receive a response from the admissions department within 2–3 weeks.