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  • Department Contact

    Elizabeth Heavey, PhD, MS, RN, CNM

    (585) 395-5308

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  • Program Information

    Family Nurse Practitioner, MS Family Nurse Practitioner, CAS Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP

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  • Application Deadlines

    Fall Admission
    April 1 - MS and CAS
    June 1 - DNP

    Spring Admission
    October 15 - DNP

    Note: The MS and CAS application is available starting February 1.  

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Statement of Objectives:

In a persuasive professional statement of 750 to 1,000 words, please address:

Why you would like to be admitted to the program and how the program will help you reach your professional goals?

Writing Sample:

Please include a copy of something you personally wrote for work or previous graduate work that shows your capacity for critical thinking and professional writing. Doctoral programs involve a great deal of writing and it is important to ensure you are ready for this level of work. Please make sure your sample is something you wrote yourself.  Any content that is not your own in the sample should be cited appropriately. If work is submitted that is not the author's own and not cited as such will automatically disqualify the applicant from consideration for admission. Plagiarism is grounds for dismissal from the doctoral program.  

Note: Writing Sample is only required for DNP applicants.

Letters of Reference:

Please submit two letters of reference. (Please note: We do not accept placement or credential files.)


Please submit your most up to date resume. Recent work experience as a registered nurse is required.


Applicants to the master's program who are not currently nurse practitioners must submit a current copy of their NYS licensure as a registered nurse.

Applicants to the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) that hold an advanced practice provider (NP, CNM, CRNA) license must submit a current copy of their advanced licensure.

Applicants to the DNP program must submit a current copy of their FNP license as well as their NYS registration as a nurse practitioner.

Applicants to the DNP program who are not currently nurse practitioners must submit a current copy of their NYS licensure as a registered nurse and their anticipated date of licensure as an FNP.

Applicants who are not yet licensed FNP's, but anticipating FNP licensure by the start of the fall semester, are eligible to apply for the DNP program. If admitted, new FNP providers may proceed in the DNP program one course at a time while adapting to their new role as an FNP.

Applicants who are Advanced practice providers and are not FNP's (AG-PCNP, CNM, CRNA) are not eligible for DNP admission until the CAS program is completed and FNP licensure is obtained. Please contact the FNP program director, Beth Heavey, if you wish to consider this option (

Test Scores (College Code: 2537):

Applicants to the master's program must submit:

  • GRE general test scores (school code 2537). Please direct questions about the GRE to Elizabeth Heavey at (GRE scores are not required for applicants to the CAS or DNP program.)

Note: Due to developments specific to the Coronavirus and the closing of test sites across NYS and beyond, applicants to SUNY Brockport's MS Family Nurse Practitioner program who are unable to provide GRE test scores will still be considered for admission to fall 2021.

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Last Updated 5/26/21