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.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Sacred Heart University is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.2 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- An on-site orientation and two onsite competency/evaluation visits are required.
- Applicants must have proof of malpractice insurance.
Connecticut, New York