Post Masters NP: Admissions
Part-time Hybrid Program can be Completed in Two Years
The Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate is a part-time hybrid program combining online coursework with clinical work and approximately 4-5 on-campus sessions per semester.
Clinicals are intended to be completed in the student's local region.
In additional to meeting the requirements of the University as described in the Graduate Education section of the academic programs catalog, students must meet the requirements specified below:
- Submission of the online Graduate Certificate Program Application.
- Completion of a master’s degree in nursing from a National League for Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program. A clinical focus is preferred.
- Current licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the applicant’s state or country without restrictions. Applicants who hold Registered Nurse licensure from other states or countries and who are in the Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner concentration, may be admitted provisionally with the requirement that a United States and Michigan Registered Nurse license must be obtained prior to progression to clinical courses.
- A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for total credits completed during their Master of Science in Nursing program.
- One year of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States prior to the start of the program.
- Submit an essay to the College of Nursing stating plans for post-graduate study including professional career goals.
- Personal interview with College of Nursing faculty.
- If the applicant’s native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a total score of 580 (paper version) or 21 (computer version). Equivalent scores on the English Language Center Test may be submitted.
- Three references from academic or employment sources.
A Note About Hybrid Programs
The MSN Nurse Practitioner program is considered ‘hybrid’, as the core MSN courses are totally online while all courses with a clinical component require on-campus attendance, approximately 5-6 days per semester. On campus activities include lectures, seminars, simulation labs, and/or group work, and or examinations.
Application Cycle and Review
- Application deadlines:
- Applications for Fall 2013 are now closed
- The Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Program enrolls for a fall semester start each year. Admission applications are available in September for the following fall.
- Interviews are by invitation only and are typically held early November and late February – early March.
|The U.S. Department of Education requires an institution offering distance education programs to acquire authorization from the states in which it operates. Specific regulations vary from state to state.|
|Arkansas and Maryland|
|Michigan State University is not seeking authorization in Arkansas or Maryland. Students whose resident address is in Arkansas or Maryland at the time of application for admission to Michigan State University are not eligible to apply to MSU online programs.|
|District of Columbia, New Mexico, and New York
|The College of Nursing will not be offering certain online programs to students whose resident address is in the District of Columbia, New Mexico and New York at the time of application for admission to Michigan State University.