Admissions Criteria

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 with a deadline of January 15. It is recommended that students complete files early as the program is competitive and seats are limited. 
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

For students looking to transfer from another MSN program:

Sacred Heart University's Family Nurse Practitioner/MSN program will consider applications from candidates looking to transfer from a different MSN program on a seat-available basis. Openings are typically known in early May for fall enrollment and late November for spring enrollment. If you are interested in being considered, please submit an essay detailing why you are seeking to transfer to SHU's FNP/MSN program in addition to the application materials listed aboveStudents who are from one of the SHU online MSN programs must also submit a letter of support from the current program coordinator.

Admission into the FNP/MSN program is competitive and is awarded to top academic candidates.

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