Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner

Prepare for an enhanced role as a nurse leader — without disrupting your busy schedule. Complete our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Family Nurse Practitioner in about 2 years. Most courses in this CCNE-accredited program are just 8 weeks long. Program requirements vary in California.

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What you'll study

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Clinical hours

Complete our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Family Nurse Practitioner in California in about 3 years. Course lengths vary.

Throughout your program you will be required to complete precepted clinical hours over 6 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

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.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at the 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 you'll learn

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program enhances the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with baccalaureate-degree preparation. The program prepares registered nurses to function in leadership and advanced practice roles within the profession of nursing. Advanced nursing theory and research provide the foudnation for nurses to influence the future of nursing and health care. Students complete core courses in advanced nursing content, process, and leadership. Speciality concentrations allow students to focus learning on developing increased knowledge and skills in a specific area of content or advanced practice role.

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

 

The master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner is a post-licensure education program designed for nurses with curretn RN licensure who wish to obtain a master's degree as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). The program eductaionally prepares nurses for advanced practice to function in leadership roles in practice and educational settings and emphasizes comprehensive, preventative care in addition to treatment. As part of this program, students are required to complete a five day residency. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) credential or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C) credential. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at the 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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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program may include the following courses, please check with your Enrollment Representative for more details.

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.

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.

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.

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