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:

Andrea Lamontagne
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Tel: 203-365-4748
Fax: 203-365-4732