Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
The online MSN / Family NP degree program prepares graduates to function independently and collaboratively in designing, implementing and evaluating complex health care strategies in a variety of advanced-practice nursing roles. Coursework covers topics in primary care of women, children, and adolescents, geriatric care, nutrition, and more.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: Mostly Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
- English Proficiency.
- Official Transcript.
- Professional References.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a professional institution accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Valid state unencumbered RN license effective in the state of practice or where clinical experience will occur.
- Two years of professional RN work experience.
- Though the program may be completed online, students are required to attend on-campus weekends for specified clinical courses.
Clarkson College is currently authorized to offer online education in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. In addition, Clarkson College is able to offer limited online programs in Massachusetts.
Clarkson College was established in 1888 as the first training school for nurses in Nebraska named the Bishop Clarkson Memorial School of Nursing. The school added three- and four-year degrees throughout the 20th century and became Clarkson College in 1981. Today the college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in healthcare fields, as well as professional certificates.
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