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Policy Regarding Admission of Master’s and Post Master’s Certificate Students

Applicants are required to meet minimum University requirements as stated in the FAU Policy Regarding 
Admission of Graduate and Post Graduate Students described online:
In addition, applicants are required to meet minimum College of Nursing Master’s program admission 
requirements as described below:

Admission Criteria  Master's Bridge
BSN/PMC: Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the final 
60 baccalaureate-level course credits in the B.S.N. program, or Graduate 
Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores are 
required for applicants with a grade point average of less than 3.0. Bridge: 
Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the final 60 
baccalaureate-level course credits
   X     X
Earned BSN from an accredited university and nursing program accredited 
by either CCNE or NLN
Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited university        X
Basics statistics course (FAU STA2014 or STA2023 or equivalent)        X     X
Baccalaureate level course in nursing research        X  
Current RN licensure (copy of license). Copy of online license verification 
from the department of health acceptable
      X     X
Background Checks are required upon admission       X     X
Supplemental Materials     
Philosophy of Nursing Essay       X     X
One letter of recommendation      X     X
Resume or CV (Required Format for CV)      X     X
One set of official transcripts from all prior institutions attended 
included with the College of Nursing application.
*FAU students are required to send official FAU transcripts to NursingCAS.
     X     X

Admission shall be based on a review of credentials and published admission criteria used by graduate 
faculty to judge the appropriateness of the applicant to pursue graduate study in their selected Masters 
Applicants are reviewed by faculty reviewers. Reviewers use an admission scoring rubric 
developed and approved by the Master’s Committee to insure review consistency. 
The Assistant Dean of the Graduate Programs, or designee, presents applicants following 
individual faculty review to the Masters Admissions Committee or directly to the Masters 
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Committee. The Masters Admission committee meets as needed and is made of up of at least 3 
graduate faculty members. 
The Masters Admissions Committee and/or Masters Committee determine the college 
admission recommendation. 
Admission committee and/or Master’s Committee recommendations are submitted electronically to the 
Graduate College for final decision. Formal admission decisions are communicated to the applicants by 
the Graduate College. 
Applicants are given notice of admission/denial within a reasonable period of time following the 
decision. All admitted applicants are recommended for conditional admission pending outcome of the
required background check.
Beginning Spring 2014, the NursingCAS Web Admit System will be used to manage the admission 
process. Applicants will be assigned to Graduate Coordinators. Graduate Coordinators will assign
applicants to faculty reviewers as appropriate. 

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