In case you missed it, we reached out to over 200 family nurse practitioner programs nationwide to gauge acceptance rates. Although some programs weren’t as forthcoming in providing their metrics, many did provide great insight and advice for future FNPs looking to apply. Bringing our series to a close, here’s what programs in the south had to say.
Coral Gables, FL
Although the University of Miami cannot offer an average acceptance rate for its FNP program, the School of Nursing & Health Studies typically has a class size of 30 students for the full-time plan of study and 55 students for its part-time plan of study.
97% of applicants are accepted into the masters FNP program at Georgia State University.
UNG typically receives anywhere from 60 to 90 applicants and generally accepts 30 to 40 students, depending on the number of full time and part time applicants.
Acceptance rates into Bellarmine University’s FNP program varies greatly from year to year, depending on the candidate pool.
Currently, the acceptance rate into Eastern Kentucky University’s Rural Health FNP program is 75%, however, this rate varies with each start date.
At Southeastern Louisiana University, the masters program is part of a consortium of four universities. Acceptance rates into the post master’s FNP certificate program vary per semester and often depend on the number of applicants.
Mississippi University for Women ranks applicants based on their GRE analytical score, their GPA, and their interview score; accepting the top 35 students.
The acceptance rate into the post master’s FNP program is high at the University of Southern Mississippi. For the past three years, all students who met the qualifications were admitted into the program.
Applications for Belmont University’s FNP program are accepted on a rolling basis, until all of the spaces are filled with an overall acceptance rate of 86%.
Jefferson City, TN
Carson-Newman University has a high acceptance rate into its masters FNP program which ranges between 98 and 100%.
King University offers FNP programs at its Knoxville, Kingsport and Abingdon campuses. While Knoxville and Abingdon admit students for Fall starts, Kingsport admits for Spring starts. The acceptance rate into each varies, however, typically applicants are declined a seat because they do not meet the admission criteria. In its most recent Fall cohorts, the Knoxville campus had an 86% acceptance rate while its Abingdon campus had a 70% acceptance rate.
Generally, applicants with a GPA of 2.9 or greater are accepted into the FNP program at MTSU.
The FNP program at Union University is very competitive. Typically, the program receives over 200 applications but only accepts a total of 50 applicants between all three of the university’s campuses.
The FNP program at the University of Virginia typically has the most applicants and offers admission to only 25 to 30%.
The acceptance rate at VCU differs yearly and depends on the number of applications received, however, for those students who fully complete an application and are verified in the system, the acceptance rate is between 50 and 60%.
Marshall University guesstimates its acceptance rate at around 85%.
Though WVU does not have an exact acceptance rate, the FNP program has had to turn away qualified applicants in the past due to clinical resource issues.
At WVWC, students who meet the admission criteria are accepted into the FNP program up until the program reaches maximum capacity. The FNP program estimates that roughly 80% of applicants are accepted, as the greatest majority of students applying do meet admission criteria; however, in the event that an applicant does not quite meet the requirements, the program has an option of provisional admission.
Wheeling Jesuit University’s online FNP program has a high acceptance rate, which ranges close to 98 and 100%.