Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Certificate) - Admission Requirements

As of May 2020 our FNP program is full.  We will continue to review applications for waitlist consideration only.

Fall start only.  Spring admission is not available.

Admission Guidelines

All applicants to the CAS Family Nurse Practitioner program must possess a master's degree with a major in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants must possess a current unrestricted, unencumbered license as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in New York State. (The applicant is required to report all licenses/registrations in all jurisdictions and/or states in which a license/registration is or has ever been held, including any registrations through occupational licensing boards or emergency medical services that the applicant holds or has ever held. This includes any active or inactive licenses/registrations that have ever been encumbered, disciplined, sanctioned or terminated at the time of application to the graduate program.)

All applicants must demonstrate evidence of the equivalent of at least 2000 hours work experience as a RN by the start of the first semester of study. All applicants must demonstrate successful completion of an undergraduate course in basic statistics with a grade of C or better. All applicants must have completed an instructor observed lab/clinical based health assessment course with a grade of B or better, taken within five years of registering for NUR 566/567. (Applicants whose health assessment course is either unapproved or does not meet the lab/clinical component will be required to take SUNY Poly's undergraduate health assessment course (NUR 314) or graduate health assessment refresher course (NUR 514) in the summer prior to taking NUR 566/567. NUR 566/567 is taken in the first semester of study for all full-time students and taken in the third semester for all part-time students).

Application Materials Checklist
To apply submit the following materials to the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions Office, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502:

* The application fee is waived for: U.S. Veterans | SUNY Poly alumni & current matriculated undergraduate students


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