MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program Admission Requirements

Chamberlain College of Nursing looks for candidates with the following qualifications for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program:


  • A degree in nursing at the bachelor’s level or higher from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)*.

  • Current, active unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the student’s state of residence. All students must maintain this licensure throughout the program of study. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the College.

  • A minimum undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on 12 or more semester hours of graduate coursework.

  • Provisional Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program: Applicants who meet all general admission requirements, but who have a CGPA for the BSN degree between 2.75 to 2.99, may be granted provisional admission and placed on academic warning. Provisional admission is not granted for the graduate certificate program.

    To learn more and discuss program admission, please call 877.751.5783 to speak to an admission representative.

    * Degrees obtained from non-U.S. schools will be considered based on evaluation of transcripts by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) approved evaluating agency.

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    FNP Quick Facts

    Program Start Dates: 6 per year

    Program length: As few as 2.5 years

    Course length: 8 weeks

    Practicum Hours: 625

    Transfer Credit Guidelines

    Chamberlain welcomes transfer students from accredited programs. View our transfer credit guidelines.