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FHSU Department of Nursing requires two
(2) applications as well as other requirements before you can be admitted to
the Masters of Science in Nursing Program. The first application is from the
Graduate School. The second is from the Nursing Department. Both of these
applications should be submitted before February 1 for the fall semester and
September 1 for the spring semester.
University Graduate School
application to the Fort Hays State University Graduate School. A Graduate School application can be
requested by calling (785) 628-4236, by going to Picken Hall 306 or online at http://www.fhsu.edu/academic/gradschl/apply/. Submit all required documents to the FHSU
Graduate School by the application deadline.
These deadlines are February 1st for the fall semester and
September 1st for the spring semester
may take up to 6 credits of graduate nursing courses prior to completing the
application or being admitted to the nursing program. The recommended pre-admittance courses
include: NURS 808, NURS 810, NURS 811, and NURS 814. Completing graduate
courses does not guarantee acceptance into the graduate nursing program.
Graduate Nursing School
the graduate nursing application form by calling (785) 628-4256 or submit
online at http://www.fhsu.edu/nursing/ To be considered for admission, the student
1. Submit the nursing department
application to the nursing department by the application deadline; February 1st
for the fall semester and September 1st for the spring semester for
review. Files that are incomplete will
not be considered for admission.
2. Apply to a specific MSN track: Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, or
Family Nurse Practitioner. Changing to
another track after admission to the nursing program will require a new application
for review and approval.
baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program
accredited by a nationally recognized nursing accrediting authority (CCNE or
a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the baccalaureate nursing
the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), receiving a minimum scaled score of 376.
§ Statistics, 3
credit hour course, with a grade of “B” or better.
assessment, 3 credit hour course, with a grade of "B" or better.
minimum 3 credit hour course, with a grade of “B” or better.
a current RN license in good standing to practice professional nursing in the
documentation of current, *annual, or **bi-annual possession of:
background check by the FHSU approved agency, updated by request.
Vaccination Series. If a student does not obtain the hepatitis vaccination
he/she must sign a waiver form releasing Fort Hays State University from any
claims or damages which may arise from the decision not to receive the
Hepatitis B vaccine. A release form may
be obtained by contacting the Graduate Nursing Administrative Assistant.
Negative TB skin test or Chest X-ray. If
positive, the student must follow protocols recommended by the Kansas State
Department of Health and Environment
immunizations as required.
States RN license in good standing.
liability insurance coverage.
health insurance coverage.
Certification from American Heart Healthcare provider.
not accepted/admitted must reapply to the Department of Nursing to be
§ Additional Requirements for Family
Nurse Practitioner Track:
equivalent of one year or 2080 hours of clinical experience as a practicing registered
nurse. New graduates may be asked to submit proof of employment.
Licensure in the state of Kansas that is current and
in good standing.
3. Current and continuing ACLS certification.
4. Graduate courses, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced
Drug Therapy, and Advanced Health Assessment, must be taken within two years
prior to the FNP practicum track courses.
5. Students are required to find their own clinical placements as directed and approved by course
instructors. FHSU cannot guarantee
Transfer of Courses
students may apply to transfer up to six graduate credits from other accredited
and approved universities. Course
description and syllabi are reviewed and approved for transfer by the Graduate
Nursing Committee. Any course being
requested for transfer credit must be submitted to the advisor within six weeks
of the admission date. Courses not submitted within the six week timeframe will
not be accepted. Courses in Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology,
and Advanced Physical Assessment must be taken at FHSU. Courses from the FNP consortium may transfer
as determined on an individual basis.
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