Application Information


  • Degree of Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on graduate degree work.
  • Current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state.
  • Evidence of Competence in:
    • Advanced Pathophysiology
    • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
    • Courses with Health Promotion content

Apply To WVU

Depending on pre-requisites completed, entry term into the program will vary from student to student. The application period will open on October 1 and close on January 1.

Create Account At WVU

  1. Click on the Create Account at WVU button above.
  2. Please select the following options on the Enrollment Information screen:
    • Admission Type*: Graduate Certificate
    • Intended Program*: Post MSN Certificate/Family Nurse Practitioner OR Post MSN Certificate/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  3. You will be asked to select a Progression Plan on the Nursing Application. The Post Graduate certificate is only offered as a full-time program.
  4. On the Supplemental Materials screen, you will upload the following:
    • Current curriculum vita or resume
    • Professional goals statement. Click here for guidelines on writing the essay.
  5. Applicants must also provide three letters of reference addressing the applicant’s likelihood for success in graduate work. One letter should be from a former professor. You will list your references, with their email addresses, on the Recommendations screen.  Your references will receive an email from Hobsons with an electronic form.  They will also need to upload a letter of recommendation.

Complete Supplemental Application

After you have applied to WVU you must complete a supplemental application for admission.

Request Official Transcripts from All Colleges and Universities Attended

Official college transcripts from each college or university attended must be sent directly from the institution to:

WVU Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown WV 26506    


Students are notified of the admissions decision in April. Students in the post-MSN certificate program must maintain a 3.0 GPA and earn satisfactory clinical ratings to progress.

Enrollment in nursing courses is based upon readiness, availability of space and other essential resources.


Students are required to attend an online orientation session prior to the start of the summer semester.


Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing will not be readmitted to the program.