Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
Frostburg State University

Program Details

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 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.

Requirements

This program requires students to come to campus an average two times a semester for 2 to 3 days.

  • Must hold a current, unrestricted U.S. RN License
  • 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
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of reference
  • Essay
  • Onsite interview (FNP and PMHNP only)
  • Nursing experience (FNP and PMHNP only)
  • Background and Drug Screen (FNP and PMHNP only)

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

This program is only available for residents of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.