Please note that many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and admissions requirements due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions should be read in light of current campus health and safety guidelines, which continue to evolve in response to changing conditions. More information can be found on WesternU’s COVID-19 Information page.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Authorization for Out-of-State Students

State and federal laws require that colleges and universities obtain authorization to offer online degree programs in any state where their students reside. If you are an applicant from outside California, please click here to confirm we have authorization in your state.

Step 2: Prerequisites and Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete both the course prerequisites and application requirements in time to apply for your preferred year of entry.

Step 3: Preparing and Submitting your Application

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Application Requirements
All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of May 1st, 2022
  • Official transcript reflecting graduate degree in nursing (MSN or DNP) from an accredited nursing program.
    • All official transcripts from other schools attended are due upon acceptance.
    • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation.
  • Verification of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure (license must be active and unencumbered in the state where practice hours will be completed).
  • Verification of an active family nurse practitioner national certification by the ANCC or AANP.
  • Completed application
  • Two reference forms (faculty and employers within past two years).
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Application Fee
  • Phone interview (for selected applicants)
Application Process

Please note that many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and admissions requirements due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions should be read in light of current campus health and safety guidelines, which continue to evolve in response to changing conditions. More information can be found on WesternU’s COVID-19 Information page.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Authorization for Out-of-State Students

State and federal laws require that colleges and universities obtain authorization to offer online degree programs in any state where their students reside. If you are an applicant from outside California, please click here to confirm we have authorization in your state.

Step 2: Prerequisites and Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete both the course prerequisites and application requirements in time to apply for your preferred year of entry.

Step 3: Preparing and Submitting your Application

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Application Requirements
Application Requirements
All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of May 1st, 2022
  • Official transcript reflecting graduate degree in nursing (MSN or DNP) from an accredited nursing program.
    • All official transcripts from other schools attended are due upon acceptance.
    • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation.
  • Verification of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure (license must be active and unencumbered in the state where practice hours will be completed).
  • Verification of an active family nurse practitioner national certification by the ANCC or AANP.
  • Completed application
  • Two reference forms (faculty and employers within past two years).
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Application Fee
  • Phone interview (for selected applicants)