Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, MSN

Location(s): Online

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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares graduates for entry into practice as family nurse practitioners. Options include the MSN degree, PostMaster’s Certificate, and Second Master’s degree. The FNP-MSN degree is 49 semester hours in length and includes 518 hours of clinical practice.  FNP graduates are prepared to provide primary care and are eligible to apply for legal certification as family nurse practitioners after passing professional certification exams through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Courses are delivered online with the potential expectation of skills workshops on campus as available. 


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize established and evolving knowledge from nursing, the sciences, and humanities into advanced practice nursing.
  • Incorporate professional/legal standards and moral/ethical values into a culturally sensitive practice.
  • Provide advanced nursing practice that reflects critical thinking and effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Appraise and assimilate theory and scientific evidence to investigate and evaluate practice based issues.
  • Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to systems-based practice through advocacy, collaboration, and effective use of resources.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Core Credits Required: 15

Total Advanced Credits Required: 34

Total Number of Credits to Complete the Program: 49

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