The following Frequently Asked Questions apply to the Adult Health Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator) and the Family Nurse Practitioner Options.
Please check other web pages for specifics about these majors.
Part-time study is available for both the Adult Health and Family Nurse Practitioner options.
Adult Health students (AH) are able to attend part-time throughout their program of study. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students often start their studies by taking one or two courses (3 or 6 semester hours of credit) for a year or more before starting the clinical portion of the program. During the clinical part of FNP option, students are often full-time because of the number of clinical hours required.
All of the core and supporting courses do not have to be taken before clinical courses. If you are full-time student, you would be taking core and/or supporting courses along with clinical studies for at least three semesters of your program.
Many part-time students wish to complete all or most of the core and/or supporting courses before being involved in clinical courses.
MSN students must meet the requirements of the Graduate School at ASU for admission. The first step in the Admission process is to apply to the Graduate School. Application forms are available on the Graduate School website.
Forms are available for online admission as well as printable forms that may be mailed to the Graduate School. The Graduate School address is: Graduate School, Arkansas State University, Box 60, State University, Arkansas. Students wishing to apply for admission to the MSN program must follow "admission requirements" found at that link on the MSN web page.
Study in the Adult Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner options do not require either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). However if you wish to apply to the Nurse Anesthesia program the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
When your application to the Graduate School is complete (meaning all transcripts, attachments, and other requirements have been received) the Graduate School will forward your file to the School of Nursing. The Graduate School application is then placed with your application to the MSN Program (Applications located HERE) and reviewed by the MSN Admissions Committee for acceptance. Finally, an official "Notice of Admission" will be sent from the Graduate School, while a letter regarding acceptance into the MSN program will be sent separately by the respective Program Director.