Frostburg’s M.S.N. program, offers two tracks fully online, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education and two concentrations in a hybrid format, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The FNP and PMHNP hybrid format is 90 to 95% online but requires students to come to campus an average two times a semester for 2 to 3 days.
The nursing education track is designed to serve students who wish to become faculty at nursing schools or educators in patient, staff or community settings. The nursing administration track is designed to prepare nurses for management and leadership roles in nursing homes, hospital nursing departments or other clinical settings. Graduates in this track would also be qualified to teach with an administrative specialty.
The FNP and PMHNP concentrations provide a comprehensive experiential program to prepare experienced RNs to expand their role in the health care paradigm. This program provides the necessary education for a holistic approach using science and evidenced based practices to assume positions with the complexity of primary care or mental health care to meet the needs of the people in the communities impacted by the growing health care shortage. The focus of the program is to facilitate academic knowledge and expert clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, advanced assessment, accurate diagnosis and evidenced based management of acute and chronic illness. Upon completion of this program, the NP will be prepared to assume a leadership position, manage complex clinical care and take responsibility and accountability for primary health care or mental health care within the communities across the nation
Hold the degree of B.S. in Nursing from a nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the B.S. in Nursing
Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate statistics
Three letters of reference
Onsite interview (FNP and PMHNP only)
Nursing experience (FNP and PMHNP only)
Background and Drug Screen (FNP and PMHNP only)
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Due to the clinical component of this program and varying state regulations, at this time Frostburg State can only to accept students planning on completing their clinical hours in the following states: MD, PA, WV, VA, OH, & AZ.
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