Family Nurse Practitioner - Admission Requirements

Fall start only.  Spring admission is not available.

Application Deadline: February 1

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The Family Nurse Practitioner program has an early application deadline of February 1st.  Based on seat availability, we may continue to review applications on a rolling basis after this posted deadline.

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

  • Baccalaureate 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) by the start of the program.  Candidates may apply while their bachelor’s degree is in progress.
  • 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 before the start of our program.
  • All applicants must have completed a health assessment course with a grade of B or better before the start of our program. If it has been greater than 7 years since the applicant has taken the health assessment course, one may want to take an undergraduate health assessment course 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 the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions Office, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502:

*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.

SUNY Poly reserves the right to close admission at any time prior to the application deadlines.


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