School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Admissions Requirements

The FNP program prepares the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for clients from pregnancy to end of life in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of episodic and chronic health problems across the lifespan. After completion of a full time or part plan of study graduates are prepared to take the FNP certification exam offered by ANCC or AANP.

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit the Nursing CAS Graduate Application ( and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

  1. Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational experiences. At least one official transcript submitted must provide evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited U.S. institution, or a degree equivalent to a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing from a college or university of government-recognized standing with a 3.0 Grade Point Average or higher. See Oakland University's catalog at for more information on transcript submission and international credentialing requirements for transcripts.
  2. Two official Evaluations (requested, completed, and submitted electronically through Nursing CAS). The two Evaluations must be from healthcare professionals (prefer letters from nurses in leadership/education) who are able to attest to the applicant's nursing skills and/or abilities.
  3. Proof of English language proficiency (for international students only)
  4. International supplemental application and supporting documentation (for international students only). See graduate studies requirements for this at:
  5. Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The statement should focus the consensus model within the APRN scope of practice (FNP), applicant's career goals after completion of the program, how recent clinical experiences have prepared him/her for an advanced practice role, and plans for professional development. The professional statement will be evaluated on content and appropriate use of grammar, style, spelling, and rhetoric.
  6. Proof of BLS certification.
  7. Proof of current unrestricted Registered Nurse License in the United States or its territories.
  8. Evidence of a minimum of one-year experience as an RN located within the United States, its territories, or a U.S. military hospital outside of the United States.

To apply, go to