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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 2023
    • Early admissions deadline is February 7, 2023
    • Deadline is March 24, 2023 
  • Fall 2023
    • Early admissions deadline is May 2023
    • Deadline is July 7, 2023
  • Spring 2024
    • Early admissions deadline September 15, 2023
    • Deadline is November 3, 2023

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.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Students who, for academic or disciplinary reasons, are not eligible to register in the college or university last attended will not be admitted for graduate study. 
  • Possess 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.
  • Submission of Curriculum vitae (CV) that includes: work history, educational background, and community service involvement.
  • Submit career goals statement that includes a narrative writing of your future career plans (where you hope to see yourself professionally in the next 5-10 years) and should be an example of your writing skills. References are not necessary. Submission should be typed and between 150-200 words.
  • Submit copy of your RN license.
  • Approval by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee. Admission to this program is competitive and selective. 

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 Practicum Guides

Guides to Being Prepared for Practicum

This is a resource that provides step by step instructions 

MSN Education Practicum Guide 2023

MSN Executive Practicum Guide 2023

FNP Guide to Being Prepared for Practicum 2023

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.