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Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Details

Coursework in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization prepares nurses for an advanced practice role that focuses providing primary care to patients of all ages. Students learn to perform physical examinations and health assessments to diagnose and treat common diseases and injuries. Sacred Heart's MSN graduates are qualified to sit for the national certification exams offered through the ANA and the AANP.


An on-site orientation and two onsite competency/evaluation visits are required.

Application requires:

  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • Bachelor's degree (in nursing or another area) with at least a 3.2 GPA
  • Resume
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation from your manager and/or supervisor
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not authorized for residents of New York or Connecticut.