In case you missed it, we reached out to over 200 family nurse practitioner programs nationwide to gauge acceptance rates. Although some programs weren’t as forthcoming in providing their metrics, many did provide great insight and advice for future FNPs looking to apply. Bringing our series to a close, here’s what programs in the south had to say.
Although the University of Miami cannot offer an average acceptance rate for its FNP program, the School of Nursing & Health Studies typically has a class size of 30 students for the full-time plan of study and 55 students for its part-time plan of study.
At Southeastern Louisiana University, the masters program is part of a consortium of four universities. Acceptance rates into the post master’s FNP certificate program vary per semester and often depend on the number of applicants.
The acceptance rate into the post master’s FNP program is high at the University of Southern Mississippi. For the past three years, all students who met the qualifications were admitted into the program.
King University offers FNP programs at its Knoxville, Kingsport and Abingdon campuses. While Knoxville and Abingdon admit students for Fall starts, Kingsport admits for Spring starts. The acceptance rate into each varies, however, typically applicants are declined a seat because they do not meet the admission criteria. In its most recent Fall cohorts, the Knoxville campus had an 86% acceptance rate while its Abingdon campus had a 70% acceptance rate.
The acceptance rate at VCU differs yearly and depends on the number of applications received, however, for those students who fully complete an application and are verified in the system, the acceptance rate is between 50 and 60%.
At WVWC, students who meet the admission criteria are accepted into the FNP program up until the program reaches maximum capacity. The FNP program estimates that roughly 80% of applicants are accepted, as the greatest majority of students applying do meet admission criteria; however, in the event that an applicant does not quite meet the requirements, the program has an option of provisional admission.