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FIU’s graduate-level nurse practitioner (NP) degree and certificate programs are limited enrollment and admission is highly COMPETITIVE. Requirements for entry are extensive, with additional conditions specific to transfer and international students.

Applicants may make an appointment with an FIU Graduate Nursing Advisor for assistance with the application process (see Advising page).

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of all the admission requirements for graduate education at Florida International University and the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Current Florida RN or ARNP license (as applicable).
  • Graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion of all Post-Master’s Certificate admission paperwork including:
    1. NursingCAS application
    2. FIU supplemental application
    3. Written essay
    4. Three (3) professional reference letters
    5. Curriculum Vitae
  • Favorable personal interview with the FIU Graduate Nursing Admission Committee.

Transfer & International Students

Transfer and international students must meet additional university requirements before proceeding with an application. Visit the FIU Graduate School website for details.

In addition to the program admission requirements, graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a foreign nursing school must:

  • Comply with all International Student requirements as per FIU’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).
  • Meet the University Graduate School English-language proficiency requirements (TOEFL, IELTS, AA or BA from a U.S. school) if native language is not English.
    • TOEFL examination requirement - a score of 550 or higher on the written examination or 213 or higher on the computerized examination.
    • IELTS examination requirement - a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • Obtain a Florida RN license prior to starting any clinical nursing courses.

About our Admissions and Program Policies

Florida International University and Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences policies, procedures, requirements and regulations are continually reviewed to serve the needs of the university/college’s publics and to respond to the mandates of the Florida Department of Education, Board of Governors, the Legislature, and other regulatory and accrediting agencies. Changes in programs, policies, procedures, requirements, and regulations may be made without notice.

Contact Us

For assistance or questions regarding our admission and/or application requirements, please contact the FIU Graduate Nursing office:

Tel: 305-348-7748
Email: GraduateNursing@fiu.edu