Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Education Requirements

Congratulations on deciding to advance your nursing career through Marquette University’s Acute Care NP program!

Before you begin the Adult-Older Adult ACNP program admissions process, be sure to speak to an admissions adviser to understand the nurse practitioner education requirements and determine your eligibility.


MSN Prerequisites

Prior to applying for the ACNP program, students must complete the following prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:

  • Statistics, including inferential analysis (3 credits)**
  • Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • Health Assessment (3 credits)

** Must be completed within five years of program start

Nurse Practitioner Education Requirements

Prospective students must meet the following requirements to qualify for Marquette University’s ACNP program:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited, US-based institution
  • Valid, unrestricted RN license
  • One year of experience caring for adults in an acute care setting
  • BSN minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Nursing Application Materials

Prospective students will apply for the Acute Care NP program via the Nursing CAS application portal. Note- an application fee of $65 for first-time applicants is due to Nursing CAS at time of application.

The below material must be submitted:

  • Program application: Students must select the Indiana Adult-Older Adult Acute Care NP Program option
  • GRE score: Please note that the GRE is waived for those with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume or CV
  • A written statement of professional goals: Statement must include your reasons for pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing and must be limited to two double-spaced pages

If you have additional questions about the application process, prerequisites, nurse practitioner requirements, or the ACNP program, contact an admissions adviser today.

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