Master of Science in Nursing /Family Nurse Practitioner
West Coast University

Program Details

West Coast University offers an MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner program online for nurses seeking to advance their careers in healthcare.  Nurse practitioners are gaining more responsibility and autonomy as primary healthcare providers and this degree takes your career to this level.  In as little as 36 months you will be able to care for patients of all ages in this challenging yet rewarding career field.  

The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills you need to meet the always-evolving needs of healthcare patients.  For example, students study:

  • Primary and preventive health
  • Care coordination
  • Community health
  • Nursing leadership
  • Nursing research

Graduates are ready to practice in various settings, including urban, suburban, and rural settings.  They are also prepared to sit for the exam.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

West Coast University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Provide proof of current, unobstructed RN license in the United States
  • One year of direct patient care nursing experience within the last five years required
  • Two onsite intensives required

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