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

Admission Requirements For this Master's Program

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Note: those interested in the certificate-only version of this program (rather than the master's degree) must meet the above requirements, and also possess a master’s degree from an accredited (NLN/ACEN or CCNE) program in nursing or related field, with a GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale).

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.

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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
$620/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Michaela Romero, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


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