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Listed below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here, please contact admissions for additional assistance.  Admissions telephone number: (225) 490-1619 

Application Requirements

  • What are the prerequisites and requirements to apply?

Please see the apply section.

  • Do I need to submit a transcript for an associate's degree or a summer class taken at a local community college if the credits show up on my graduating transcript?

Yes, you must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

  • What should I include in my goal statement?

Your goal statement should address, in detail, your intellectual and clinical interests, your interest in the specific specialty to which you are applying, and your fit with Franciscan University’s program.

  • What should I include in my resume/CV?

The following components should be included in your resume/CV:

  1. Educational background, including institutions, degree(s) awarded and/or degrees in progress, dates of degrees awarded/anticipated date of degree
  2. Relevant employment history, with location, brief description of position, and dates (if within a health care setting, please describe the type of unit and duties within that position)
  3. Community/volunteer experience

The acceptable file formats are .pdf, .doc, and .docx.

  • Is an interview required?

Yes, after review of your application, the admission committee will select those applicants who will be invited for an interview.  You will be contacted directly by a member of the faculty admissions committee.

  • I have my bachelor's degree in non-nursing content, but I am an RN. Am I eligible?

Franciscan University requires that applicants to its graduate nursing programs hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or equivalent degree, e.g. Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).

  • If I have below a 3.0 GPA, should I apply?

While the majority of students admitted to the program have a cumulative undergraduate GPA greater than 3.0 (and an equally strong science GPA), each applicant is reviewed holistically by the faculty admissions committee. Commitment to scholarship, leadership, and clinical inquiry are crucial components in a competitive application. Academic rigor, clinical experience, best fit with the program, and advanced specialty are also considered during the application review process.

Tuition and Financial Aid

  • What are the tuition costs?

Please see the tuition and fee schedule for the current rates.

  • Is financial aid available? If so, how do I apply?

Complete information on need-based financial aid and supplemental loan programs are available in the financial aid section.

  • How do most students finance their education?

Graduate students financing their education generally take advantage of multiple sources of funding, including their federal loan eligibility. 


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Application Procedure

Tuition and Fee Schedule

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