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Online MSN–FNP: Admissions Requirements

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DegreeBachelor’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

  • Professional Essay APA Format (2 pages)

    • What skills and knowledge do you want to develop during your graduate education in nursing?

    • Develop an idea for an evidence-based project that is of interest to you (minimum 500 words) and would result in a change in patient outcome or health care delivery.

  • Three professional references using the recommender form in application

  • Prerequisite course: Statistics

*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 summer 2023 app deadline is May 5th. If you’re ready to take the next step, submit your online application today. Call 855-985-0689 if you have any questions.