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Admissions Requirements

Nurse Practitioner Tracks

 

CRITERIA

NP TRACKS: PMHNP, Family NP, Pediatric NP, Women's Health NP

GPA

ACE: GPA of 3.25 and top 50% of class. Must maintain GPA through graduation.
Co-op: GPA of 3.25 and top 50% of class if data available. Must maintain GPA through graduation.

References

ACE: Admission contingent on satisfactory review of clinical evaluations and two faculty references.
Co-op: Admission contingent on satisfactory review of clinical evaluations and two faculty references.

Admission

ACE: After third quarter.
Co-op: Quarter prior to senior courses.

Work experience

Acute Care NP: Two-year minimum with at least 2500 hours in one of the following areas: telemetry, intensive care, step-down or emergency department;

PMHNP: one-year minimum with at least 1,800 hours in psychiatric nursing;

Family NP: one-year minimum with at least 1,800 hours in medical/surgical or pediatric nursing;

Pediatric NP: one-year minimum with at least 1,800 hours in pediatric nursing;

Women's Health NP: one-year minimum with at least 1,800 hours in pediatric nursing in medical/surgical or women's care nursing. 

Interview

Required with respective track coordinator.

Licensure

Students must graduate with B.S.N. and pass NCLEX.

 

Note: After admission to NP tracks, student may take core and support courses while gaining professional experience, but cannot begin NP clinical courses until minimum number of hours of professional nursing experience is completed.