Admissions Information for 2012-2013 Catalog Year
The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program is not accepting applications at this time.
Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website www.fgcu.edu/graduate or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.
Note: The minimum GRE entrance exam scores listed below are for the GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011. Minimum scores are not yet available for the Revised GRE (taken after August 1, 2011).
Program Admission Requirements
The School of Nursing has a selective, competitive admission process. Not all qualified applicants may be admitted to the program.
- Submit a FGCU graduate application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
- Provide an official academic transcript showing the award of a BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program.
- Provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, taken within last 5 years, with minimum combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative sections or equivalent score using revised GRE. Analytical score must also be reported; or the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) score of 400 or above, taken within last five years.
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Complete the following undergraduate coursework with a grade of C or above:
- Statistics course.
- Health assessment course.
- Provide evidence of current and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse with eligibility for Florida RN licensure.
- Provide evidence of a minimum one year of current RN experience within an acute care setting which incorporates use and interpretation of advanced monitoring techniques based on knowledge of physiological and pharmacological principles.
- Submit a current resume and statement of career goals.
- For applicants who have attended, but not completed another MSN program, provide a letter of good standing from the dean of the school of nursing (or designee).
Applicant's must also provide a waiver granting the Graduate Admission and Progression Committee permission to contact the program(s) attended to verify information.
- Three references, one from the applicant's current supervisor, one from an ACNP, or physician familiar with the applicant's professional expertise and one from the applicant's academic faculty.
Supervisor Reference Form ACNP and Physician Reference Form
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