Question 1: Do I need to have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to apply?
You must have an earned MSN to apply for the Post-Masters’s FNP program. A master’s in a nurse-related field is not acceptable
Question 2: Do I need to be a Registered Nurse (RN) to apply?
Yes. You will be asked to submit proof of your licensure at the time of application. You must also have a minimum of one year full time work experience as a registered nurse.
Question 3: If I live out of state can I attend?
Yes, but you must live in a state in which we have Department of Education authorization. Air travel is convenient to the Ontario International Airport, which is 15 minutes from campus. Many area hotels offer shuttle service to the campus. After orientation, many students make acquaintances and share hotel expenses. Distant students enrolled in clinical programs are required to periodically extend their seminar weekends to work with clinical faculty.
Question 4: Do you give preference to California residents?
No. We are a private institution and do not have to meet certain resident enrollment standards.
Question 5: Is tuition the same for in-state and out-of-state residents?
Yes. Tuition costs are the same for all students within the same program.
Question 6: What if I haven’t been in school for a long time?
Many of our students have not been in school for a long time. We find that adults do very well with our learning model as it is designed for the working professional who has typically been out of school for a while.
Question 7: After I graduate do I have to take a standardized exam before beginning to practice?
No, not for practice in most states. However, we strongly recommend taking the National Certification Exam due to limited reimbursements of NPs who are not Nationally Certified.
Question 8: Do I need to plan for an interview as part of the admissions process?
No. You will be required to submit a personal statement and a CV as part of your application and that is what is used to gain insight into your motivation for graduate study, and your career goals.
Question 9: When will I be notified of my admissions decision?
All applications will be reviewed after the March 1st deadline and decision notices will be sent in mid to late April.