Quinnipiac University

Post-Master's Certificate 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. 

When all application materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with the graduate nursing program director and/or member of the faculty for eligible candidates. All required courses must be completed by the application deadline. Interviews will only be granted to those with completed applications.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must have a master's degree in nursing.

  • Applicants must have earned certification in another nurse practitioner specialty.

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

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.

Interview: Personal interviews (by invitation) will be scheduled once an application is complete.

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to annual updates. The 2022-23 cost per credit is $1,095 and does not include fees, books, supplies or other charges. The total estimated cost of tuition for this 26-credit certificate program is $28,470.

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.