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Program Details

The Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner degree offers registered nurses the opportunity to further their career, with specific focus on the individual and families. Curriculum emphasizes prevention and positive healthy lifestyles, and includes studies extending from antepartum period through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and into late adulthood. Students gain knowledge of diagnosis and direct patient care, in addition to policies, education, and clinical practices as they directly relate to today’s diverse population. 

The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner meets core requirements as put forth by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). In addition, students successfully earning their Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner degree may be eligible for national certification, including AANP and ANCC certification. Students must complete 24 core credits needed for their Master of Science in Nursing degree in addition to another 38 credits in Family Nurse Practitioner, including four supervised clinical practicums.

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Students must have a baccalaureate degree in nursing (or be a pending graduate) from an accredited collegiate institution and a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours (or 90 QH) taken.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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