Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Certificate) - Admission Requirements

Fall start only. Spring admission is not available.

Application Deadline: February 1

Admission Guidelines
All applicants to the CAS Family Nurse Practitioner program must meet the following:

  • Hold 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 a health assessment course with a grade of B or better. If it has been greater than 7 years since the applicant has taken the health assessment course, one may want to take the undergraduate health assessment course, NUR 314 as a refresher in preparation for the advanced health assessment course at the graduate level.

Application Materials Checklist 
To apply submit the following materials to:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Graduate Admissions Office
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY 13502

  • Online Application for Graduate Admission with a $60 application fee*
  • Official transcript(s) from colleges previously attended reflecting completion of both a master's degree in nursing and an undergraduate statistics course
  • Two recommendations from professional nurses and/or nursing faculty members: Share this link if you would like your recommenders to be able to submit an electronic reference for you
  • Writing Sample adhering to specific guidelines
  • Professional Experiences Form


*The application fee is waived for military veterans, active-duty military, reserve and guard members, and their spouses and dependents; SUNY Poly alumni; and current matriculated students.


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