Program Overview

Sacred Heart University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) provides the skills you will need for increased leadership opportunities. 

Develop the clinical skills and knowledge to provide primary care to families in an advanced practice role throughout the lifespan. Study pharmacology, health assessment, and pathophysiology to effectively diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries to patients of all ages. The MSN FNP specialization prepares students to sit for certification exams from the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

There is a high level of need for Family Nurse Practitioners in a wide variety of health care settings.

Advance careers at:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    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

    School Overview

    At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good. SHU offers graduate degree and certificate programs in a convenient and flexible online format. 

    With these online programs, students can schedule and complete courses around their work and personal commitments. 

    Classes are taught by the same renowned faculty as on-campus courses and are available online, 24/7. 

    Once enrolled, students will also be assigned a Student Services Coordinator who will help them throughout the online program journey – from enrollment each term, through graduation.

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