Family Nurse Practitioner Program Admission Requirements

FNP program requirements

The application deadline for the fall 2024 class start is July 29, 2024.

There’s good news! You’re already passing the test of perseverance; we don’t need you to pass, or even take the GRE to apply for admission into Goodwin’s FNP program. Nurses work hard enough. Let Goodwin work for you.

Graduate applicants to Goodwin University are required to:

  • Complete a graduate application for admission
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee (waived for Goodwin University graduates)
  • Provide a professional resume
  • Submit proof of immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella)
  • Submit an official or unofficial transcript verifying receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the equivalent of this degree from another country with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.*
  • Submit an official or unofficial transcript from your most recent degree earned (this may be from prelicensure) with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.*

* If an unofficial transcript is provided for admission, an official transcript is required within 30 days of application.

View the complete list of requirements in the catalog.

All applicants to the FNP program must:

In addition to meeting the University’s requirements of all graduate program applications, students interested in the Master of Science in Nursing - FNP program must also:

  • Reside in the state of CT
  • Provide a current, unencumbered CT RN license
  • Submit an official or unofficial transcript verifying receipt of a bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Write a formal 800-1000 word personal statement of your nursing career goals. Discuss your future professional career goals. Explain how obtaining an MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner track at Goodwin University will enable you to fulfill the role of a family nurse practitioner in today’s healthcare system.
  • Participate in a telephone interview administered by the program director
  • Have a minimum of 2+ years of direct patient care RN experience obtained within the last five years
  • Be able to travel significant distances to clinical sites, if necessary

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