Graceland University

1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner is designed to provide working RNs the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in nursing through the completion of a combination of online cohort courses, on-campus focus sessions, and practicum experiences in the student's local community.

The family nurse practitioner specialty track prepares the RN to care for individuals and families in a wide variety of health care settings, including clinics, community-based settings, long-term care facilities and hospitals.

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
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    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
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    • Fees Overview :

      Practicum Fees (per practicum credit): $200; Application of Research for Best Practice Course Fee (one-time): $100; Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice Course Fee (one-time): $150

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    • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, a CGFNS evaluation is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
    • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
    • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in the each of these areas:
      •  BSN cumulative GPA.
      • last 60 hours of undergraduate college work (or nearest semester or term break to this). RN-MSN program only.
      • A grade of B or better in any graduate nursing course.
    • Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
    • Three references.
    • Professional goals statement of 150 words or less. A two-day, on-campus focus session is required for completion of the master of nursing portion.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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