Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (ICMSN)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Program Details

The Family Nurse Practitioner track of this online Master of Science in Nursing focuses on the importance of evidence-based practice and patient care. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner national certification exam and apply for advanced practice licensure.

This online Nurse Practitioner degree is designed for working registered nurses who want to advance their career opportunities. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health of diverse patients of all ages. The curriculum consists of online learning combined with a variety of practicum experiences.

Students can expect to study topics including:

  • Population-based primary care
  • Generating evidence for nursing practice
  • Health assessment and diagnostic reasoning for advanced practice
  • Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nursing

The Master of Nursing program is a cooperative educational opportunity offered in partnership through Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Nicholl's State University. Prospective students can enroll in their school of choice.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Students must complete clinical rotations in Louisiana and have an active, unencumbered RN license valid in Louisiana.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited undergraduate program, including courses in statistics and health assessment across the lifespan.

Restricted States

Minnesota, Tennessee, Washington