College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

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As a registered nurse, you’ve gained practical knowledge and skills that allow you to offer your patients the best care possible. You can take the skills you’ve already acquired and learn how to take on a more advanced role in our Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Our CCNE accredited program empowers you to offer high-quality primary and specialty care to patients of all ages. And when you’ve completed your program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C) credential. 

By taking one class at a time you can move toward your goal in a way that fits into your busy schedule. You’ll enhance your skill level with courses that look into advanced anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology along with the roles of an advanced practice nurse.

Residency

About one year into your program you will participate in an intensive 5 day residency included in the NRP/571: Advanced Health Assessment II and Clinical Procedures.*

  • Online students – last 5 days of your course (Thursday – Monday) in Phoenix, AZ
  • Local Students – will occur between week 7 and week 8

Clinical hours

Throughout your program you will be required to complete precepted clinical hours over 5 courses:

  • 45 preceptor clinical hours each for NRP/555, NRP/556, NRP/563, NRP/543
  • 420 preceptor clinical hours for NRP/590

Pre-verification requirements

Prior to admission into the MSN/FNP program, students are required to submit:

  • All undergraduate transcripts, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (provisional status at 2.5). Minimum grade of C or better on undergraduate science coursework.
  • Detailed resume of your nursing career including a minimum 3 years of full time work experience in the last 10 years and a minimum of 2 years of clinical RN work.
  • A valid, unencumbered, unrestricted RN license in the state they live and will be completing clinical requirements.

*Students are responsible for the cost of the residency trip and supplies.

We also help RN’s with bachelor degrees in unrelated fields earn their MSN more quickly with our Nursing Bridge program. Explore our flexible course options, tuition information and learning objectives below.  

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

View additional requirements for licensure.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Earn credentials


Get the knowledge you need to sit for valuable credentials such as FNP-BC or FNP-C.

CCNE Accredited


Rest assured that you’re learning career- relevant skills with our CCNE accredited programs.

Relevant curriculum


Have confidence knowing your program is aligned with leading industry organizations like AACN®, ANCC and QSEN.

Learn from experience


Benefit from the real-world knowledge and insight of instructors that average of 20 years of experience.

Manageable class schedule


Keep moving toward your goals with courses that can be taken one at a time.

Tuition reduction


Eligible students can potentially save on tuition through the Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

Customize your degree

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) $595.0
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses Not available
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Resource fee $165.0
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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