Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
West Coast University

Program Details

West Coast University’s online RN to MSN program offers both Accelerated and Working Professional completion options to fit students’ needs. The Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to sit for national boards, including national boards content, test banks, and reviews embedded in coursework.

The online Family Nurse Practitioner degree program helps nurses build on their existing nursing experience to reach their career goals in advanced-practice nursing. A course in curriculum and instruction also opens the door to potential nursing education roles. A dedicated clinical team helps students secure clinical placements near their home area.

Students in the program learn about topics including:

  • Public health nursing
  • Principles of leadership for healthcare organizations
  • Ethics in healthcare
  • Health promotion and disease prevention

% Online

Mostly Online

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

Some College

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • FNP specialty courses that are offered online and with two scheduled onsite intensives (3 days each)
  • A current unobstructed Registered Nurse license from the United State
  • Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing required
  • A minimum of one year of direct patient care experience within the past five years prior to entering FNP courses

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