Advanced Practice Nursing Application Procedures

For a quick overview of application procedures, visit the Graduate Admissions page for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level of study are admitted to the graduate nursing program at St. John Fisher College. The Enrollment Management Committee of the Graduate Nursing Program and the director of the Graduate Program judge the qualifications of the applicants.

In addition to the materials and credentials outlined on the Graduate Application Procedures page, the following are required:

  • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by individuals who are qualified at the master's or higher level.
  • Official transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (GPA of 3.3 preferred for NP program applicants). The only exception to this is for students in the School of Nursing’s B.S./M.S. fast-track program. Applicants who do not possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing should meet with the graduate program director or program chair to discuss terms for completion of the degree and the fast-track B.S./M.S. program.
  • Evidence of current licensure as a registered professional nurse in New York (copy of the registration certificate from the University of the State of New York). The only exception to this is for students in the BS/MS fast-track program.
  • Official transcript indicating successful completion of undergraduate courses in statistics, nursing research, and undergraduate health assessment (physical examination) with grades of "B" or higher.
  • Submission of most recent physical and immunization records to the College Health & Wellness Center. Health information must be current and valid for the academic year in which the student intends to enter St. John Fisher College. Students must document and maintain current CPR certification and submit the score achieved on hospital RN Medication Administration Competency exam.
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional; taking the GRE may strengthen a graduate application.
  • Post-master’s certificate students must present evidence (official transcript) of completion of a master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. 

For more information regarding application and admission to the Advanced Practice Nursing program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8161 or by email at

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