MSN Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing prepares registered nurses with a Bachelor's degree for advanced nursing practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

The goal of the graduate nursing program is to provide advanced practice professional education. Graduate education in nursing builds upon the undergraduate knowledge base in the natural, social, behavioral and nursing sciences. Graduates are prepared for increasing responsibilities in clinical practice, advocacy and are appreciative and responsive to the healthcare needs of underserved populations.

Degree requirements include completing a culminating experience during the final semester of study. The experience provides an opportunity for the students to synthesize the major learning outcomes of the graduate program.

MSN-FNP Admission Requirements

To qualify for the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. SSU admission criteria as a Classified Graduate student
  2. An Active, unrestricted, California RN license with no disciplinary action pending or imposed
  3. Two years' experience as an R.N. preferred. Will consider individual background experience.
  4. BSN Overall Grade Point Average of 3.0 in last 60 units of college-level coursework
  5. Completion of College level Statistics

Application Process

There are TWO APPLICATIONS to this process. You must complete both Applications.

  1. CSU Graduate Applications. (fee required)
    • Apply online at open from Oct. 1 - Jan 31st - Extended
  2. FNP Supplemental Applications - (fee required)
    • Open from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31

A complete Supplemental Application consists of:

  1. NursingCAS Application 
  2. Official transcripts to NursingCAS
  3. RN license - Breeze verification
  4. Essay - documents section
  5. $60.00 non-refundable application fee, made payable to SSU and sent to Sonoma State University, Nursing Dept.

                  Department of Nursing

                 Sonoma State University
                 1801 E. Cotati Ave.
                 Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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