Master of Science in Nursing (online)

General

Program Description

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

Graduate School Deadlines:

  • Application Deadline – Summer: April 1
  • Document Deadline – Summer: May 1

FNP Program Applications Accepted:

  • Fall: February 15 – March 15

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Graduate Nursing Program is designed for students who have already earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an NLNAC-approved program. While the FNP program itself only admits students during the Fall semester, applicants must first be accepted during the Summer semester as students into the Graduate School (which is the generalized school under which all program specializations are housed).

In whole, the FNP program is designed to last six (6) consecutive semesters (comprising 44 credit hours) including the first Summer semester, which will be spent taking the prerequisite courses necessary for the student to become eligible to begin the FNP program in the Fall. This program culminates with the student earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner, which grants them eligibility to take either the American Association of Nursing Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation (ANCC) examinations.

The application process for this program is as follows: Students should apply to the Graduate School for admission to the Summer semester, designating Nursing as their preferred major. Students should simultaneously apply for the FNP program itself via the “Application” link below, being mindful of the deadlines posted above. Please note that while the deadlines for Graduate School applications and documentation are April 1 and May 1, respectively, students intending to begin the FNP program in the Fall should submit this application and documentation by NO LATER THAN March 15. While we will honor the Graduate School deadlines, submission prior to March 15 will ensure that students receive ample time to schedule their required interviews with the Graduate Programs Director and FNP Director before their Summer courses begin. Beginning in April, students who have completed both application processes detailed previously will be eligible to arrange an interview with the Graduate School and FNP Directors, during which their FNP Application will be reviewed and their admission status determined (see the Student Handbook for a detailed explanation of potential statuses).

Nurse Educator (NE) Program

Graduate School Deadlines:

  • Application Deadline – Summer: April 1
  • Document Deadline – Summer: May 1

NE Program Applications Accepted:

  • Fall: February 15 – March 15

The Nurse Educator (NE) Graduate Nursing Program is designed for students who have already earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an NLNAC-approved program. While the NE program itself only admits students during the Fall semester, applicants must first be accepted during the Summer semester as students into the Graduate School (which is the generalized school under which all program specializations are housed).

In whole, the NE program is designed to last five (5) semesters (comprising 36 credit hours) including the first Summer semester, which will be spent taking the prerequisite courses necessary for the student to become eligible to begin the NE program in the Fall. The semester progression proceeds as follows: Summer, Fall, Spring, Fall, and final Spring. This program culminates with the student earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization as a Nurse Educator, which grants them eligibility to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) examination.

The application process for this program is as follows: Students should apply to the Graduate School for admission to the Summer semester, designating Nursing as their preferred major. Students should simultaneously apply for the NE program itself via the “Application” link below, being mindful of the deadlines posted above. Please note that while the deadlines for Graduate School applications and documentation are April 1 and May 1, respectively, students intending to begin the NE program in the Fall should submit this application and documentation by NO LATER THAN March 15. While we will honor the Graduate School deadlines, submission prior to March 15 will ensure that students receive ample time to schedule their required interviews with the Graduate Programs Director before their Summer courses begin. Beginning in April, students who have completed both application processes detailed previously will be eligible to arrange an interview with the Graduate School Directors, during which their NE Application will be reviewed and their admission status determined (see the Student Handbook for a detailed explanation of potential statuses).

Last updated Sep 2018

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