FNP Admissions Requirement

  • Application for Graduate Admissions
  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • An earned master of science in nursing degree from a regionally accredited college/university or the equivalent of a U.S. master of science in nursing degree from a regionally accredited college/university based on a University approved foreign credential evaluation
  • 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
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory. All applicants whose first language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, http://www.toefl.org/ ). The minimum overall score is 84; 24 is the minimum score in the speaking section, and 24 is the writing section minimum score
  • 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
  • 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)