FNP Admissions Requirement

  • Application for Graduate Admissions
  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university or the equivalent of a US Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university based on a University approved foreign credential evaluation for the MSN-FNP applicants. A Master of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university for the PMC-FNP applicants.
  • Official academic transcripts from all previous colleges and/or universities attended
  • Current unrestricted RN license to practice professional nursing in the state of California
  • Completion of the following pre-requisite course
    • Statistics
  • An absolute cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Personal Goal Statement (2-3 pages)
    • The applicant's goals must be congruent to those of the MMDSON, the University and the applicant's chosen specialty. A personal goal statement is required, which may be submitted online via the CDU online application system, in a .pdf or Word format. The goal statement is an opportunity for students to tell the admissions committee about their career plans upon completion of their graduate degree. Before writing a goal statement, prospective students should review carefully information about the Entry Level program on CDU's website so that they can clearly indicate to the admissions committee that they are a good fit with the program
  • Proof of Computer Proficiency (word processing and internet base )
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (academic/professional) - Recommendation form is required
    • Click here for the Recommendation Form
    • Recommendations from family, friends or other students are NOT accepted. Recommendations should address the following areas:
      • relationships with work (paid or voluntary) associates
      • work competence
      • communication and interpersonal skills with persons of diverse backgrounds
      • leadership skills or potential
      • values, ethical standards, responsibility and initiative
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Computer proficiency is required (especially word processing and internet/web skills)

Applicants who fall below the eligibility requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. In each case, additional supplemental items may be required. Please add this under An absolute cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required

For International Students: 
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above. 
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett lejeunelockett@cdrewu.edu  or (323) 357-3458