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Application Process

Advanced Holistic Nursing Applicants 

Admissions decisions are made based upon the quality of the application and the number of available slots in the program desired. Please read the following instructions carefully.

How to Apply to the MSN Program and PMC Option

Complete the Florida Atlantic University GradCAS Application. Due to a high volume of applications and the time needed to receive and process transcripts and application fees, the application may take up to 2 weeks to complete. Costs of the application are the responsibility of the applicant.

GradCAS is the centralized application service for students applying to the nurse practitioner concentrations. You will submit your application, supplemental materials listed under admissions requirements, and request a letter of reference through GradCAS. All documents must be received in GradCAS by the published application deadline. Please note: You will request the letter of reference electronically in GradCAS. Be prepared with a reference name and current e-mail address.  GradCAS requires their own set of official transcripts. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications with missing documents/transcripts are considered incomplete.

All admission requirements must be completed before the application deadline.

Students may only apply for one MSN concentration.

  • If you are unable to complete the requirements and submit all necessary supporting materials by the program application deadline, you are encouraged to apply for the next admission cycle for your program of interest.
  • (Please note:  FNP and AGNP concentrations admit only once a year in the Fall semester.)

In general, Graduate Program Applications can be improved by paying close attention to:

  • Writing ability
  • Resume
    • Experience in nursing relevant to the desired concentration
    • Evidence of contributions to the profession, leadership experiences, and/or participation in professional organizations
    • National certification
    • Community service activities/leadership
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) if GPA is below 3.0.

 Regulations governing admission to the graduate study in Nursing at FAU include those established by both the University and College of Nursing.

 "All materials submitted in support of your application become the property of Florida Atlantic University. We cannot return materials or copies to applicants. Thank you for considering Florida Atlantic University for your graduate school needs."

Graduate Programs Admission Deadlines

Applicants are admitted into a specific MSN concentration. Students may not change into an NP concentration from a non-NP concentration. Upcoming admission deadlines are listed below.

Advanced Holistic Nursing Applicants May apply for admission in the Fall or Spring semesters. Students may not change into an NP concentration from a non-NP concentration.

International Student Applicants: Please check with Graduate Admissions for application information and deadlines.

Out of State Online Students:  

Florida Atlantic University has been approved by the state of Florida to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. As a member of NC-SARA FAU is part of a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education. This agreement allows FAU to offer distance learning courses, programs, field experiences, clinical assignments and other supervised learning experiences in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.


Advanced Holistic Nursing 


Spring Admission

November 15

Fall Admission

July 1

Incomplete FAU applications (with all admission documents) are not considered for admission.

Summer Admission

No Summer Admissions 
Non-Degree enrollment for summer courses is offered

Graduate Programs Contact Information

For more information about the MSN and PMC programs, please contact:

Gerardo Guzman
Academic Advisor
777 Glades Rd. 
Boca Ration, FL  33431
Phone: 561-297-3131
Fax:  561-297-0088
Office Hours:
M-F / 8:30am-5:00pm NU 235C