How to Apply for the FNP Program

Admission Requirements

  • One year or 2000 hours of RN work experience
  • Graduation from an accredited master's or doctoral program with a master's or doctoral degree in nursing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in the last 60 units
  • Current California RN licensure or eligibility for California RN licensure
  • One year of recent clinical experience is recommended
  • Three letters of reference (from individuals such as: work supervisors, professional colleagues, and former faculty members)
  • One page, typed statement of purpose written by the applicant that outlines the applicant's goals and objectives for the pursuit of nurse practitioner study
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Complete set of official transcripts from previous colleges and universities
  • Students are required to complete yearly health requirements and to purchase professional liability insurance


Prospective students must apply online via Cal State Apply (to the University). Information about our master's and post master's application process can be found at School of Nursing > Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

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