Application Information


Eligible applicants for the MSN FNP program are required to have:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited nursing program and regionally accredited institution.
  • An overall GPA on all college work attempted of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Provisional admission may be considered if the overall GPA is 2.75-2.99 depending upon space available and other qualifications)
  • A minimum overall nursing GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • An active, unrestricted RN license in at least one state at the time of application.
  • Transfer students must provide a letter of good standing from the Nursing program in which currently enrolled or left incomplete.

To be considered, applicants will be required to meet all WVU admission requirements in addition to program-specific admission criteria.

Students must satisfactorily complete background checks and drug screens upon admission.

New program applicants with a positive drug screen will be ineligible for admission to the program and will forfeit their admission “seat.” Please see the WVU SON Drug and Alcohol Screening Policy and the Health Information and Credential Documentation Policy.

Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing or any other nursing program may be considered for readmission if the dismissal was academic and was followed by successful completion of an additional degree. Any student who has withdrawn from the WVU School of Nursing program may be considered for readmission. Students may apply for readmission in accordance with the following guidelines and criteria but must follow the standard admission procedures. Students must meet all original admission requirements.

Apply to WVU

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 1 for a Fall term start date.  Acceptance is dependent upon space available in the program.

Apply Now

  1. Click on the Apply Now button above.
  2. Please select the following options on the New Application screen:
    • Type of Student: Masters
    • Which Program: Nursing
    • Area of Emphasis: Select your AoE
  3. You will be asked to select a Progression Plan on the Nursing Application. The years listed are for completion of the MSN portion of the program.
  4. On the Supplemental Materials screen, you will upload the following:
    • Current curriculum vita or resume

Request Official Transcripts from All Colleges and Universities Attended

Request an official transcript of records from each college or university attended. 

  1. It is preferred that official transcripts be sent via an online, secure service such as eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, or Parchment to
  2. Alternatively, sealed, untampered, physical official transcripts can be sent directly to: WVU Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. 
  3. Current or former WVU students do not need to send transcripts from the Morgantown, Beckley, or Keyser campuses.
  4. Applicants who completed prior education outside of the U.S. must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES).  Please request a “course-by-course” International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP).



Candidates for admission are evaluated on the entire admission packet. The WVU School of Nursing accepts new MSN students on a rolling admission basis and will review all qualified applications based on admission criteria. Acceptance is dependent upon space available in the program with the most qualified applicants being accepted at the time of review. Decisions will be emailed to students. Accepted students will receive information regarding orientation and course registration.

Please note that full-time and part-time placements are based on space availability. The most qualified applicants will receive priority for full-time placements. Class size and progression plans may be limited based on available faculty resources and space.

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

Clinical rotations with approved preceptors in the final year of your program must be arranged with course faculty. Due to potential preceptor limitations, students may have to travel out of their local areas to their clinical sites and are required to provide their own reliable transportation.

If an application for admission into a graduate program is denied, the applicant may request the reasons for refusal of admission by writing to the specific graduate program coordinator (see Academics page). Note that meeting the minimum requirements for admission into a graduate program does not ensure admission. An applicant may appeal to the graduate program coordinator for reconsideration if the applicant can document either factual errors in processing the application or that the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or discriminatory in nature. Appeals must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the date of the admission denial. If the matter is not resolved satisfactorily within 30 calendar days of the receipt of the appeal by the graduate program coordinator, the applicant may appeal to the dean of the college or school. The decision of the dean, as the provost’s designee, shall be rendered within 20 calendar days of the receipt of the appeal and is final. Please see Graduate Admission Denial.

Contact info for director of Admissions and Enrollment:



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