Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN) degree program from MCPHS University is designed to build upon students' associate's degrees in nursing, allowing them to move seamlessly into graduate-level coursework to earn a MSN-FNP without first earning their bachelor's degrees. Once admitted into the MSN-FNP portion of the program, students expand their education and clinical experience to provide safe, effective, culturally competent and advanced practice nursing care to individuals and families as a member of an interdisciplinary team and in the context of the community. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification exam.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    • An associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) from an accredited college or university
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in nursing courses
    • RN licensure in the state in which you intend to perform your clinical hours
    • A minimum of one year of full-time work as an RN by the start of the bridge program

    School Overview

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a four-year private school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The College was founded by pharmacists in 1823, which makes it the oldest institution of higher education in the entire city of Boston and the second-oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. The online campus provides online courses that students can take from home and have a course experience that is similar to on-campus instruction. Online courses utilized discussion boards, voice/video enabled sessions, and email access.

    MCPHS is one of the few private, freestanding colleges in the United States specializing in the education of health professionals. The school offers certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. 


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