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Admission Requirements

Post-Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate


  • Applicants seeking admission into the post-master graduate family nurse practitioner program must be willing to complete the clinical practicum rotations in any State excluding New York and Maryland. Prior to starting clinical rotations, students must provide license verification in the appropriate state in which they will complete their clinical rotations, a Pennsylvania license is also required. Please note all submitted materials become the property of Drexel University.
  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a National League of Nursing (NLNAC)or Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) –accredited program. Student must also have an MSN degree with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. You must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school you attended. If you do not list all post-secondary institutions on your application and these are listed on transcripts received from other institutions, processing your application will be delayed until you have submitted the remaining transcripts.
  • A copy of your RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse. License verification from your nursing license registry Web site is acceptable.
  • Resume/CV (Note: Resume/CV should be detailed regarding work experience, including specific job experiences, responsibilities, and departments).
  • Two professional letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
    • Why you are choosing this particular program of study.
    • Your plans upon completion of the graduate degree. 
    • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program.
  • Current NPs may apply for credit prior course work. Please contact one of the academic advisors.
  • A personal interview via phone or in-person may be required.
  • International Students: View additional requirements for international students
  • This program does not offer rolling admissions. Admissions decisions will be mailed six to eight weeks after the application deadline.