How to boost application to MSN/FNP? What extracurricular activities do you recommend?


Hello everyone. I am interested in applying to an MSN/FNP program in the future and wanted advice on how to boost my application, specifically, extracurricular activities that i could look into or examples of what anyone has been involved in. Any advice is very much appreciated.

Thank you,


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llg, PhD, RN

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Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 46 years experience.

Professional activities such as unit and hospital committees, quality improvement projects, presenting at conferences, poster fairs, etc. Assist someone with a research project. Be active in a professional association, be an officer, committee person, etc.

Show an interest and ability to do the types of things that people with graduate degrees do.


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Specializes in peds. Has 7 years experience.

Precept, charge, get on unit counsel.