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MSN Application Dates

Below are the open application periods per semester. Please review the dates for your semester of interest.

The Early Acceptance option provides an opportunity for interested students to apply and be considered for admissions to the FNP program prior to the regular admission review cycle.

Students who apply but are not offered admission through Early Acceptance will be placed in the regular review pool.

  • Summer 2024
    • Early admissions deadline is February 16, 2024
    • Deadline is March 22, 2024 
  • Fall 2024
    • Early admissions deadline is May 17, 2024
    • Deadline is July 5, 2024
  • Spring 2025
    • Early admissions deadline September 20, 2024
    • Deadline is November 1, 2024

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant: 

  • An earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an NLNAC, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework on the BSN.
  • Evidence of a completed undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • A current unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice nursing in a state or territory of the United States.
  • Express Admission Students are required to become licensed as a registered nurse to practice in a state or territory of the United States by the end of the first semester of enrollment to progress in the program.
  • A Curriculum vitae (CV) that includes: work history, educational background, community service involvement with dates, national certification entity, and professional organization memberships.
  • A career goal statement submission that will serve as an example of your critical thinking and writing skills. Citations and references are not required. Submission should be typed and between 150-200 words that includes a written narrative of the following:
    • How have your past nursing experiences prepared you to pursue and successfully complete graduate studies and contribute to the healthcare field as a family nurse practitioner?
    • Based on your diverse life and professional experiences, what lessons have you learned that you believe will support you on your graduate journey?

Approval by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee. Admission to this program is competitive and selective. Please note, students who are not eligible to register in the college or university last attended, for academic or disciplinary reasons, will not be admitted for graduate study.

If an applicant is unable to meet the above criteria, they may petition the Nursing Department Graduate Admissions Committee and request a special review.   

Please note that upon admission the M.S.N. student will receive information concerning current UWF School of Nursing requirements for enrollment. These include, but are not limited to:  physical examination and immunizations; Level 2 criminal background check; drug screen; VECHS fingerprinting; AHA BCLS certification; proof of professional liability insurance; and proof of personal health insurance.



MSN Related Resources

Prospective Students

Current Students

Affiliation Agreement Forms

  • REVIEW FORMS: This form is used when the site you are planning to do your practicum at is on
    the Current Affiliation Agreements list on the website. This allows the coordinator to have a
    record of your site and provide any information specific to that agreement.


MSN Preceptor Agreements

Guides to Being Prepared for Practicum

This is a resource that provides step by step instructions 

Education Preceptor Agreement Updated 11-2023

Leadership Preceptor Agreement Updated 11-2023

FNP Preceptor Agreement Updated 4-2-24