Family Nurse Practitioner

Entry Requirments: 


Qualifications for Admission:-

The MScN programme is offered to general or psychiatric trained nurses who hold registration/licensure in their current jurisdiction of practice; can verify first licensure/registration if it is different from that which is currently held, and is eligible for licensure/registration in any of the countries served by the UWI AND


1) Have a total of five (5) years post RN licensure/registration clinical practice as a registered nurse in an approved recognized agency, institution or organization where Primary, Secondary, Tertiary or Extended Health Care services are offered. Students requiring admission to Advanced Nursing Practice must have five (5) years current clinical practice. The time spent on any educational programme is not included in this five (5) year practice requirement. AND


2) Hold an undergraduate degree with normally not less than second class honors


3) Hold a graduate degree OR

4) Hold approved technical and/or professional qualification(s) awarded by an approved body and approved by this University and currently holds a middle level position OR

5) Have in the opinion of the University, other qualification(s) and experience of special relevance to the programme.

6) Registration/licensure as a Midwife is also required for certain programmes and will be considered in the evaluation of (3) and (4). Male nurses who do not hold Midwifery Registration or Licensure may present transcripts and certification of appropriate and comparable programmes.

Within the Regulations, every effort will be made to facilitate the individual student’s academic goals, professional and career expectations, and employment realities.

An applicant may be required to:

1) Sit an entrance examination and/or

2) Attend an interview and/or

3) Have a period of orientation appropriate to their programme of interest, BEFORE admission

An applicant will:

1) Have the relevant educational transcripts sent directly by the educational institution to the UWI

2) Complete a portfolio relevant to nursing education/practice/experience on the form(s) provided

3) Have two (2) referees complete and send their respective recommendation on the prescribed UWI form directly to the University of the West Indies

4) Provide any other documentation requested

5) Meet the deadlines stated for the submission of documents