Quinnipiac University

MSN in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Nursing are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Application Timeline

  • Fall start (begin classes in August)
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those who apply by June 1.

  • Spring start (begin classes in January)
    Applications for part-time study are accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those who apply by November 15. 

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline. Once all application materials are received, the graduate nursing program director and/or members of the faculty may contact eligible candidates to schedule an interview.

Admission Requirements

  • One year of acute care nursing experience is required for admission. New nurses are encouraged to apply prior to completion of that first year to allow sufficient time for application processing.

  • Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field.

  • Applicant must have maintained an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

  • All required courses must be completed by the application deadline.

Required Documents

  • Completed application form

  • Nonrefundable application fee of $45 (payable by credit or debit card; do not send cash or check)

  • Official transcripts

    It is your responsibility to request official transcripts from ALL undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended (including part-time and summer study). If you received transfer credit from another institution, it is still necessary to have an official transcript sent from the original university. These transcripts must be provided to Quinnipiac University in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to graduate@qu.edu

  • Two professional letters of recommendation

    These should be references from persons with authority to evaluate your professional ability, submitted on your behalf. You will be required to enter your recommenders' contact information on the application.

  • Letter of intent that addresses the following:

    • professional goals and motivations 

    • a nursing experience that has influenced or shaped your practice 

    • a health care problem that interests you 

  • Current resume

  • Nursing license

    You are required to have a valid Connecticut nursing license prior to the start of your program. Your application will still receive full consideration if your license is pending at the time of submission. The NCLEX-RN exam must be completed prior to August 1. You will be able to upload your nursing license when completing your application or from your student portal after submitting your application.

Additional Resources

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Contact Graduate Admissions before coming to our campuses in North Haven or Hamden for information on what to see and do, details about directions and parking, and to set up an opportunity to speak with one of our admissions representatives.