Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

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Approx. program length:

2-3 years

The program is about 2 years for non-California students
The program is about 3 years for California students


Credits:

47-48


Cost per credit:

$540

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Take charge as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Maybe you want a more hands-on role in diagnosing and treating patients. Or you have a passion for guiding patients toward smart health choices. Or you’re simply ready to have more autonomy in your nursing practice. Accomplish all three as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) — and get there with a degree program that won’t disrupt your schedule. In most cases, our CCNE-accredited* Master of Science in Nursing/FNP can be completed in approximately two years. For California residents, the program can be completed in approximately three years.

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

In this MSN/FNP degree program, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Assume leadership roles in advanced nursing practice and educational settings
  • Perform comprehensive or symptom-focused physical exams
  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic and screening tests
  • Offer preventive care

Our MSN/FNP degree also prepares you to sit for professional certifications, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner board certified (FNP-BC) credential and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner-certified (FNP-C) credential. Most courses are 8 weeks long, so you can balance life and work on the path to your degree.

Course length:

8 weeks*

*CA courses vary in length; Clinical preceptorship is 30 weeks


Total credits required:

47-48


Max. number of transfer credits:

6

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 47-48 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses and up to 6 transfer credits. View additional requirement for licensure. You can complete this program in about two years. The California program can be completed in about three years.

View the Nursing Program Handbook.

Pre-verification requirements

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

  • All undergraduate transcripts, showing a GPA of 3.0 or higher (provisional status at 2.5) and minimum grade of C or better on undergraduate science coursework
  • A valid, unencumbered, unrestricted RN license in the state where you live (and where you also will be completing clinical requirements)
  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical-based RN experience in the last 10 years to meet admission criteria and a minimum of 3 years of work experience (any) in the last 10 years to meet admission criteria

In addition to the above requirements, California students also need to submit the following prior to admission into the MSN/FNP program:

  • A “C” or better in undergraduate core science courses. Core science courses include: Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and Microbiology

Clinical hours

Students will be required to complete preceptor clinical hours over five courses:

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

California students are required to complete preceptor clinical hours over six courses:

  • 45 preceptor clinical hours each for NRP/516, NRP545A, NRP545B, NRP/560
  • 60 preceptor clinical hours for NRP/540
  • 480 preceptor clinical hours for NRP/566

Residency

About one year into your program, and as part of NRP/571: Advanced Health Assessment II and Clinical Procedures, you will participate in an intensive five-day residency, unless you are a California student.

  • Online students – last five days of your course (Thursday – Monday) in Phoenix, AZ*
  • Local Students – will occur between week seven and week eight

*Students are responsible for travel expenses and supplies.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster by transferring eligible college credits. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
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Clinical Applications Of Theory And Research nrp513
4
Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse nrp508
4
Advanced Pathophysiology nrp511
4
Advanced Pharmacology nrp507
4
Advanced Health Assessment I nrp531
4
Advanced Health Assessment II And Clinical Procedures nrp571
4
Adult And Geriatric Management I nrp555
4
Adult And Geriatric Management II nrp556
4
Management Of Women's Health Issues nrp563
4
Management Of Pediatric And Adolescent Populations nrp543
4
Final Preceptorship nrp590
8

Projected job growth:

36%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities await

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for nurse practitioners is projected to be 36 percent from 2016 to 2026. An MSN/FNP degree can help put you on a path to a rewarding career in this field by preparing you to be a:

  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


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What sets us apart?

With our MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll benefit from:

CCNE accreditation

Our Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited* by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This means our programs are reviewed regularly by experts to ensure quality.

Certification prep

Our MSN/FNP prepares students to sit for national certification exams, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (FNP-BC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FNP-C).

RN to MSN bridge program

If you’re working as an RN but your bachelor’s degree is in an unrelated field, our Nurse Bridge Program offers a quicker path to an MSN, saving you time and money.

* The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward an MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner degree, you’ve got the way.

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