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Application Process

  Effective spring 2019, we are no longer accepting applications for the Clinical Nurse Leader concentration

Clinical Nurse Leader Applicants -Application cycle is now closed.

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

All Applicants

Step 1: First complete a Florida Atlantic University Graduate Application. Due to a high volume of applications and the time needed to receive and process transcripts and application fees, step one may take up to 2 weeks to complete. You may check your application status online:

Step 2:Clinical Nurse Leader and PMC Option applicants PLEASE NOTE: You will need to upload the required supplementary admission materials (listed on the  Admissions Requirements page) into the FAU online application.  You will request the letter of reference electronically via ELOR in the FAU application. Therefore, be prepared with a reference name and current e-mail address.

*Your admission application is contingent upon successful completion of steps 1 and 2. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications with missing documents/transcripts are considered incomplete.

All MSN Applicants

All admission requirements must be completed before the application deadline. Students may apply for only 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.

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.

Clinical Nurse Leader 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.

Clinical Nurse Leader




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:

777 Glades Rd. 
Boca Ration, FL  33431
Phone: 561-297-3261
Fax:  561-297-0088
Office Hours:
M-F / 8:30am-5:00pm NU 102