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DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.

BSN applicants for the DNP at Fairfield must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher overall and in the nursing major. RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the DNP program.

Admission Deadline

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for classes until July 1.

Admission Procedures

Students seeking admission must complete the following procedure. Submit:
  • A Completed application (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application fee (paid online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and educational history.
  • A Personal Statement
    • Discuss a practice problem in your field that, in your experience, has a broad impact on patient care outcomes
    • State professional goals for the next 5-10 years
    • Explain how a DNP degree will aid you in reaching your goals
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree (BSN entry) and Master's degree (MSN entry). All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor who can assess one's clinical expertise and academic potential, accompanied by the University recommendation forms.
  • Copy of current RN License; licensure to practice in the state of Connecticut will be required upon admission.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

Interview Process

Applicants who meet the above criteria will be invited in for an Admission interview.

For additional information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195; telephone: (203) 254-4184.

Measles and Rubella Immunization

Connecticut Law requires that students born after December 31, 1956 provide proof of immunization or titre for measles and rubella. This proof must be provided prior to course registration to the University Health Center.

DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.

BSN applicants for the DNP at Fairfield must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher overall and in the nursing major. RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the DNP program.

Admission Deadline

The DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan has a rolling admission until July 1.

Admission Procedures

Students seeking admission must complete the following procedure. Submit:
  • A Completed application (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application fee (paid online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and educational history.
  • A Personal Statement
    • Discuss a practice problem in your field that, in your experience, has a broad impact on patient care outcomes.
    • State professional goals for the next 5-10 years.
    • Explain how a DNP degree will aid you in reaching your goals.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree (BSN entry) and Master's degree (MSN entry). All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor who can assess one's clinical expertise and academic potential, accompanied by the University recommendation forms.
  • Copy of current RN License; licensure to practice in the state of Connecticut will be required upon admission.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

Interview Process

Applicants who meet the above criteria will be invited in for an Admission interview.

For additional information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195; telephone: (203) 254-4184.

Measles and Rubella Immunization

Connecticut Law requires that students born after December 31, 1956 provide proof of immunization or titre for measles and rubella. This proof must be provided prior to course registration to the University Health Center.

DNP Nurse Anesthesia

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing CCRN testing centers to be closed, applicants will be able to submit their application without having to meet the CCRN certification requirement by the August 1 deadline. Applicants will be required to provide a written attestation that they have completed the required clinical hours and didactic course work and are eligible to sit for the examination. Students will need to become CCRN certified prior to being interviewed in the fall. Due to the pandemic, applications will be reviewed without the PAL certification at this point in time. Please check back as we will update this website with any new updates.

Admission Deadline

The application deadline is August 1 of each year. Applications must be fully completed by the deadline to be considered for review.

Admission Procedures

Nurse Anesthesia applicants must meet the following requirements before applications will be processed:

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 with a science GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Two semesters of biology, at least one semester of chemistry, one semester of microbiology, and one semester of college math. Physics is strongly recommended. (Anatomy and Physiology meets the Biology Requirement.)
  • Registered Nurse license to practice in the United States at the time of application. A Connecticut Registered Nurse license will be required upon admission.
  • A minimum of one year’s experience as a Registered Nurse in a current critical care setting is required (ER does not fulfill this criteria - see program sheet for full list). The one year of critical care experience must be current.
  • Current BCLS, ACLS, & PALS certification (required prior to attending interview). Please note the program only accepts certifications from the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross. No other certification programs will be accepted.
  • CCRN certification is required.

*GREs are no longer required.

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A completed application. (Apply Now).
  • A non-refundable $65 application fee (paid online).
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.
  • Two recommendations, including one from your current supervisor and one other from an individual who can assess your clinical expertise in an acute care setting.
  • A three page, double-spaced personal statement stating your career goals and future contributions to the profession of nurse anesthesia.
  • A professional resume or CV.
  • Copy of current RN license; licensure to practice in the state of Connecticut will be required upon admission.
  • BCLS, ACLS and PALS certification.
  • CCRN certification.

Applications must be complete with all documents received by the date of the application deadline to be considered.

DNP Nurse Midwifery

Admission Requirements

This cohort program begins once each year in September. Qualified applicants will be invited to campus for an interview. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.

Applicants for the DNP must demonstrate the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited col¬lege or university (or the international equivalent). RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the DNP program.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Registered Nurse license to practice in the United States at the time of application. A Connecticut RN license will be required upon admission.
  • A minimum of one year's work experience as an RN (preferrably in women's health) is required.
  • Current BCLS certification (must be maintained while in the program).

Admission Deadline

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for classes until August 1.

Admission Procedures

Students seeking admission must submit the following online:

  • A Completed application (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application fee (paid online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and educational history. Experience in women’s health preferred.
  • A Personal Statement. A three (3) page, double-spaced personal statement stating the following:
    • Why you want to be a nurse midwife
    • Professional goals for the next 5-10 years
    • Your future contributions to the profession of nurse midwifery
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree (BSN entry). All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor who can assess one's clinical expertise and academic potential, accompanied by the University recommendation forms.
  • Copy of current RN License; licensure to practice in the state of Connecticut will be required upon admission.

International Students

All international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking either TOEFL or IELTS exams. For admission to the graduate school, a TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based test, 80 on the internet-based test or an IELTS score of 6.5 is strongly recommended. Scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (TOEFL) or www.IELTS.org. Fairfield’s ETS code is 3390.

Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program will be competitively offered to:

  • Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from a four–year college or university, or it's equivalent with a 3.0 GPA or better in any subject who have completed the required pre-requisite courses prior to admission

Prerequisite courses for the program include:

  • 1 semester of general chemistry and lab
  • 1 semester of organic chemistry and lab
  • 1 semester of biochemistry
    • Or a combined course containing all required chemistry content
  • 1 semester of microbiology
  • 2 semesters of anatomy and physiology

Although an Introduction to Nutrition course is not required, it is strongly recommended.

  • Students who have not completed pre-requisite courses prior to submitting their application will be considered for program admission as long as all pre-requisites courses are completed with a grade of "C" or higher prior to the onset of the DCN courses
  • Students who earned a degree in nutrition/dietetics and have received a verification statement through ACEND
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with or without a master's degree

Some courses are available online. Traveling to campus for some courses may be required.

Formal Admission Process

Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A completed online application
  • A non-refundable $65 application fee paid by credit card. Fee is waived for current Fairfield students.
  • A professional resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history (submit online)
  • A personal statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in clinical nutrition (submit online)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended demonstrating a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service
  • Two recommendation forms and letters, one of which must be, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor. Recommendations are completed online. At the time of application candidates will need to provide the email addresses and names of their two recommenders

Post Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice

Admission Requirements

MSN applicants for the DNP must hold a master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher overall and in the nursing major. Advanced Practice candidates must be eligible for APRN licensure in the state of Connecticut. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.

Admission Deadline

Applications for Advanced Practice DNP are considered on a rolling basis for classes until August 1.
Applications for Executive DNP are considered on a rolling basis for classes until August 1.

Nurse Anesthesia has a summer entry only.
All other programs are for fall entry only.

Admission Procedures

Students seeking admission must complete the following procedure. Submit:

  • A Completed application (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application fee (paid online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and educational history.
  • A Personal Statement
    • Discuss a practice problem in your field that, in your experience, has a broad impact on patient care outcomes.
    • State professional goals for the next 5-10 years.
    • Explain how a DNP degree will aid you in reaching your goals.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree (BSN entry) and Master's degree (MSN entry). All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor who can assess one's clinical expertise and academic potential, accompanied by the University recommendation forms.
  • Copy of current RN License; licensure to practice in the state of Connecticut will be required upon admission.
  • Copy of APRN License and certificate of national certification in an advanced practice nursing specialty (for Nurse Practitioner MSN-DNP applicants only)

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

Interview Process

Applicants who meet the above criteria will be invited in for an Admission interview.

For additional information, contact Office of Graduate Admission at Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195; telephone: (203) 254-4184.

Measles and Rubella Immunization

Connecticut Law requires that students born after December 31, 1956 provide proof of immunization or titre for measles and rubella. This proof must be provided prior to course registration to the University Health Center.

MSN Nursing Leadership

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Masters in Nursing Leadership Track must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). A quality point average of 3.0 or higher is preferred. RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the MSN program.

Admission Deadline

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for classes until July 1.

Admission Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

Completed Application for Graduate Admission (available online)

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission Form (Apply Now). 
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online)
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • An Admission Essay:
    • Discuss a practice problem in your field that, in your experience, has a broad impact on patient care outcomes
    • State professional goals for the next 5-10 years
    • Explain how the degree you are seeking will aid you in reaching your goals
  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.
  • Copy of current RN License to practice in the state of Connecticut.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Track must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) with a quality point average of 3.0 or higher preferred. RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the MSN program.

Admission Deadline

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for classes until July 1.

Admission Procedures

  • A Completed application (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application fee (paid online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and educational history.
  • A Personal Statement
    • Discuss a practice problem in your field that, in your experience, has a broad impact on patient care outcomes.
    • State professional goals for the next 5-10 years.
    • Explain how the degree you are seeking will aid you in reaching your goals.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.
  • Copy of current RN License to practice in the state of Connecticut.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MS in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) with a quality point average of 3.0 or higher preferred. RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the MSN program.

Admission Deadline

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for classes until July 1.

Formal Admission Process

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed application (Apply Now). 
  • A Non-refundable $65 application fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • An Admission Essay:
    • Discuss a practice problem in your field that, in your experience, has a broad impact on patient care outcomes
    • State professional goals for the next 5-10 years
    • Explain how the degree you are seeking will aid you in reaching your goals
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.
  • Copy of current RN License to practice in the state of Connecticut.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MS in Healthcare Administration

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is competitively offered to students who complete a bachelor’s degree in ANY discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a strong personal statement.

Formal Admission Process

Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A completed online application.
  • A non-refundable $65 application fee paid by credit card. Application fee is waived for current Fairfield students.
  • A professional resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history (submit online).
  • A personal statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in healthcare administration (submit online).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended demonstrating a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.
  • Two recommendation forms and letters, one of which must be, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor. Recommendations are completed online. At the time of application candidates must provide the email addresses and names of their two recommenders.

Accelerated Master’s Entry to Practice Nursing

Admission Requirements

Eligibility for this program requires a completion of a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
General Chemistry for Health Science and General Chemistry for Health Science Lab
Developmental Psychology
Elements of Microbiology & Elements of Microbiology Lab
Statistics

Admission Procedures

Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed application (Apply Now). 
  • • A non-refundable $65 application fee paid by credit card online. Fee is waived for current Fairfield students.
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended demonstrating a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved approved evaluating service.
  • Two recommendation forms and letters, one of which must be, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor. Recommendations are completed online. At the time of application candidates will need to provide the email addresses and names of their two recommenders.

MSN/MBA

Admission Requirements

Applicants for a master’s degree must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) and be a registered nurse. Applicants are required to meet all program prerequisites, which include the following undergraduate courses:

Admission Process

Applications to the graduate program are accepted on a rolling basis and require the following:

  • A Completed application (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application fee.
  • A Professional Resume.
  • A Personal Statement. Discuss a practice problem in your field that, in your experience has a broad impact on patient care and outcomes; state professional goals for the next 5-10 years and explain how this degree will help you reach your goals.
  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of current RN License to practice in the State of CT.
  • All international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS exam. A TOEFL composite score of 80 or an IELTS score of 6.5 is strongly recommended.

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