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Online MSN FNP: Admission Requirements

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DegreeA Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program
Minimum GPAAn undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success. No GRE or GMAT required.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended.
Additional Requirements
  • A current, unrestricted RN license from a state with which Carlow has a state board-affiliated approval
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a supervisor) that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work.

Also, you must have:

  • A current, valid and unrestricted license as a registered nurse.
  • Completed an approved undergraduate statistics course.
  • One year of bedside nursing experience.

Once your application is received, the program director will schedule an interview with you.
State Licensure Requirements
  • Those applying to programs leading to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of their state professional licensure requirements. Please check licensure requirements by state at CareerOneStop.
  • Carlow’s online nursing programs are available to students who already possess an RN license. However, the applicant’s ability to pursue one of these degrees will depend on guidance from the state of licensure’s Board of Nursing. See the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for information.

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Transfer Credit

Carlow’s MSN FNP program accepts up to nine transfer credits. Find out more about transferring credits by requesting information.

When to Apply

We offer two start dates a year, so it’s always a good time to submit your application. If you’re ready to take the next step on your journey with Carlow, apply today.