MSN-FNP Requirements

MSN-FNP Requirements

Admission Requirements

The admission process reflects Franklin University’s efforts to clearly identify the performance standards that can help predict student success in graduate level study. The selection criterion for Franklin’s MSN-FNP program, as determined by faculty, emphasizes academic ability, contributory work experience, and personal qualities and characteristics.

Requirements for admission include having earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. The bachelor’s degree final cumulative GPA must be at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If the applicant's GPA is less than 3.0, but is at least 2.75, conditional admission may be considered. The candidate’s work history, references, and other personal qualities and characteristics will be considered as well if the GPA requirement is not met. Click here to view the Admissions Checklist: Graduate Nursing Programs. 

Recommended Application Deadlines

Fall 2020
July 13, 2020

Spring 2021
November 16, 2020

Program Prerequisites

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Evidence of Active Nursing License

Applicants must have a valid, active and clear/unencumbered RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCBSN).

  • Applicants holding the equivalent of an RN licensure or certification outside the U.S. must submit a Credential Evaluation Services (CES) Academic Report from the Council of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).
  • All students must maintain licensure throughout the program of study.
  • License information should be submitted here.

Entrance Exam


This may be a requirement for applicants that earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a GPA below 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).

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