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
Please see the apply section.
Yes, you must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
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.
The following components should be included in your resume/CV:
The acceptable file formats are .pdf, .doc, and .docx.
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.
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).
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
Please see the tuition and fee schedule for the current rates.
Complete information on need-based financial aid and supplemental loan programs are available in the financial aid section.
Graduate students financing their education generally take advantage of multiple sources of funding, including their federal loan eligibility.
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