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Family Nurse Practitioner - Admissions & Application

Admission Qualifications

The objective of the FNP program at Roberts Wesleyan College is to prepare nurses for advanced practice in the primary care setting and recognizes the obligation to the profession, clients and the communities we serve to select students that have the academic capability of completing the program and evidence to practice at an advanced level.  Admission will be open to all qualified persons.  We continue to recruit diverse students to serve in the profession.  The program will consider young adults in addition to adult students who align with our program mission.  Specific requirements include:

  • BS with a major in nursing from an accredited program with a 3.3 or higher GPA
  • B- or higher in statistics course in an undergraduate program
  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the US with no encumbrances,
  • Two years of nursing experience.  For RN’s with less than two years of RN experience, the Graduate Curriculum Committee may consider other significant experience in health care including working as an LPN.
  • Two professional references with one from a previous academic educator than can attest to the ability of the student to perform graduate-level work and a second reference from a supervisor in health care,
  • A 500-word essay stating career goals and the reason for applying to Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Applicants who have been enrolled in an MS or DNP program in another institution but have not finished their degree are asked to:
    • Include in their application essay information about why they want to leave the current program
    • Have one of their references from the clinical director or advisor from their current MS program.
  • If the applicant's primary language is not English and/or they completed their education in a non-English speaking institution must take the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) and achieve a minimum of 
    • Reading 22, Listening 22, speaking 26 and writing 24.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Roberts Wesleyan College 

Students will be asked to review and sign the technical standards published on the School of Nursing Website at Roberts Wesleyan College

*International student applications evaluated on an individual basis

Admission Process

  • (Optional) Attend an information meeting (online or in-person)
  • Review the Locations & Start Dates for application deadlines​
  • Complete FREE online application
  • Complete FAFSA application - Submit financial aid forms to the office of Financial Aid (if applicable).
    • Admissions Decision. Your application will be reviewed and an email/letter regarding your admission status will be sent via email/USPS mail. If accepted into the program, you will receive a letter stating this along with form or link to make a deposit to hold your spot in the program. NOTE: You must submit the form with your non-refundable deposit to the Graduate Nursing Office to secure your position in the program.
    • NOTE: The following may be required at the discretion of the program:
      • A personal interview with program director or a graduate faculty member
      • If English is not the applicant's first language, then they must take the TOEFL exam and achieve the following minimum scores: Reading 22, Listening 22, speaking 26 and writing 24.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Roberts Wesleyan College.

Additional Admissions Items

  • All Adult & Graduate Nursing students (including online) must comply with the New York State Public Health Law immunizations requirements. Visit our Health Center website for details.

  • A copy of your Registered Nurse License (Must include expiration date)

Application Questions:

Call: 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) | Email: AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu

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Adult and Graduate Admissions - 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) - AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu