Do I need to submit a transcript for an associate's degree or a summer class taken at a local community college if the credits show up on my graduating transcript?

Yes, you must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

What should I include in my goal statement?

Your goal statement should address, in detail, your intellectual and clinical interests, your interest in the specific specialty to which you are applying, and your fit with Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s MS in nursing-family nurse practitioner program.

What should I include in my resume/CV?

The following components should be included in your resume/CV:

  1. Educational background, including institutions, degree(s) awarded and/or degrees in progress, dates of degrees awarded/anticipated date of degree
  2. Relevant employment history, with location, brief description of position, and dates (if within a health care setting, please describe the type of unit and duties within that position)
  3. Community/volunteer experience

The acceptable file formats are .pdf, .doc, and .docx.

Is an interview required?

Yes, after review of your application, the admission committee will select those applicants who will be invited for an interview.  You will be contacted directly by a member of the faculty admissions committee.

I have my bachelor's degree in non-nursing content, but I am an RN. Am I eligible?

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University requires that applicants to its graduate nursing programs hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or equivalent degree, e.g. Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).

If I have below a 3.0 GPA, should I apply?

While the majority of students admitted to the program have a cumulative undergraduate GPA greater than 3.0 (and an equally strong science GPA), each applicant is reviewed holistically by the faculty admissions committee. Commitment to scholarship, leadership, and clinical inquiry are crucial components in a competitive application. Academic rigor, clinical experience, best fit with the program, and advanced specialty are also considered during the application review process.

What is the tuition for the MSN-FNP program?

For information on tuition and fees, please see the tuition and fee schedule for the most current rates.

How do most students finance their education?

FranU prides itself on being one of the most affordable Catholic universities, providing the utmost care and respect when helping students and their families find financial aid opportunities that work for them. Complete information on need-based financial aid and supplemental loan programs is available on the Office of Financial Aid page.