Today is Sunday, February 1. SHU will have a delayed 10 a.m. opening on Monday, February 2, at all locations for all classes and university offices. We are continuing to monitor conditions and any further decision will be announced tomorrow morning. For additional information, visit the Campus Alerts page.


Admissions Criteria

Please apply as early as you can since the program is rolling, competitive, and the deadline is February 15.
Qualifications for the MSN-FNP include:
  • RN license
  • Bachelor's degree (in nursing or another area) with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Health assessment and statistics prerequisites

Applicants for the MSN program must submit the following application materials:

  • Online Graduate application and a non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Essay: Please describe (in approximately 500 words) your reason(s) for choosing SHU, why you are choosing to be a nurse practitioner, future goals and background and experiences that have prepared you for the program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Copy of RN license
  • Interview by invitation only

Please send all application materials to:

Ariana Balayan
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Tel: 203-365-4731
Fax: 203-365-4732