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Online MSN–FNP: Admissions Requirements

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Degree Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college*
Minimum GPAA minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (Provisional status may be granted for those students that are below a 3.0 GPA.)
TranscriptsOfficial copies of all college transcripts
Additional Requirements
  • A current unencumbered state RN license OR NCLEX eligible

  • An up-to-date resume or CV (follow the provided template

  • A cover letter

  • Three references

  • Prerequisite course: Applied Biostatistics & Translational Research

*Applicants without a BSN may complete the accelerated track. This track will require the foundational courses for the BSN degree and foundational general education.

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International Students

International students must also meet the following requirements:

Statement of GoalsA statement of your educational and career goals
English Language ProficiencyTOEFL (Written: 540 Computer: 207 Internet: 76) or IELTS (6) scores to verify English proficiency
Qualifying ExamCommission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS Exam)
Official Transcript EvaluationOfficial evaluation directly mailed from World Education Services (WES) to New Mexico Highlands
Letters of RecommendationTwo letters of recommendation from faculty

For more information, visit our international admissions page.

Transfer Credit

At New Mexico Highlands, we accept up to six hours of graduate transfer credits for the online MSN–FNP degree. Transfer credit is approved for the Advanced Pathophysiology course. Contact us to find out more about how to transfer your existing credit into our program.

When to Apply

The MSN-FNP program only admits students once a year. The next application deadline is Jan. 1st. If you’re ready to take the next step, submit your online application today. Call 855-985-0689 if you have any questions.