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M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing

The M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing Program is designed for nurses who have a bachelor's degree in Nursing, a current NYS RN license, and who wish to obtain a master's degree in Nursing.

The Wegmans School of Nursing is dedicated to graduating professional and advanced practice nurses who will provide expert, compassionate, ethical care and be leaders in nursing and healthcare environments.

There are two program options:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): 37-39 credit hours
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): 44-46 credit hours

The program also offers post-master’s certificate options in: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator.

Program Highlights

  • Structured for working professionals
  • Classes are offered in the evening
  • Program starts in fall, spring, or summer
  • Flexible schedule
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

General Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

  • Both Letters of Recommendation [pdf] must be submitted by nurses who are qualified at the master's level or higher
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Evidence of current licensure as a registered professional nurse in New York State

Admissions criteria includes priority enrollment for those with a GPA of 3.3 or better, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Students need to have earned grades of B or better in undergraduate health assessment, research and statistics.

M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8161 or

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