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Nursing MS – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Emphasis – Eligibility & Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

All Applicants

  • Proof of, or eligibility for, current Colorado licensure as a registered nurse
  • One year or more of clinical RN experience (preferred)
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is NOT required for this program.

Master's Program Applicants

Possess (or be in the process of finishing) a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited (NLN/ACEN or CCNE) nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale).

  • If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.
  • If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.

Post-Master's Certificate Program APplicants

Possess both a BSN degree and an MSN degree from accredited (NLN/ACEN or CCNE) programs in nursing, with a GPA of 3.00 or better (4.00 scale).

If you are still completing your master's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.

International Students

Though international students can attend many UNC Extended Campus programs, this delivery of this program is not well-suited for international students due to U.S. immigration requirements concerning the ratio of credit hours that international students must take in the classroom setting compared to how many credits are taken in online courses (immigration counts partially online courses as online).

Certificate Program Transfer Credit Policy

Our graduate certificate programs feature highly specialized learning outcomes determined by our expert faculty. Therefore, to ensure that certificate graduates attain this specialized knowledge, students will need to complete all certificate coursework directly from this UNC program.

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Master's and post-master's specialist degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a degree program must be completed within five years for a master's degree and six years for a specialist degree. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. See the full Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

Get Started / Apply

Snapshot

Credits Required:
Master's Degree = 51 credits
Certificate-only = depends on previous coursework
Time to Completion:
Master's Degree = less than 3 years
Certificate-only = varies
Tuition:
$620/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Michaela Romero, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

970-351-2207