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Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner

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Tasha Hott is a 2017 graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program at South University, Online Programs. Learn what influenced Tasha to go back to school and continue her education.

Tasha Hott | MSN, Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner, 2017 | South University, Online

Tasha Hott is a 2017 graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program at South University, Online Programs. Learn what influenced Tasha to go back to school and continue her education.

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I've been an R.N. for 14 years and I thought let me go back to doing what I love, so that's how I decided to go back and become a nurse practitioner. I always wanted to be a doctor, so I said, well I can kind of have the best of both worlds. I did my research and I found that South had the best program for me and it met my family's needs. My name is Tasha Hott and I just graduated from South University with my Masters in Nursing. Working full time I just, you know, traditional courses would not work with our family. I was oftentimes doing my school work 10:30, 11 o'clock, sometimes 1 o'clock in the morning, and obviously that just wouldn't work for a ground kind of setting, so the online program actually worked really well for me.

My family is everything. I wouldn't be sitting here right now if they weren't by my side. My husband was phenomenal. He was the one that helped me and he allowed me to just be me. Today's ceremony, that's a big deal. My father is 76, my mom is 70. They weren't able to attend my ceremony when I obtained my bachelor's so this is a big deal for me. I'm glad that they're able to experience it with me.

Don't give up. Life is going to come at you, but you have to have the confidence in yourself to say I'm going to do it no matter what.

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Family nurse practitioners are a vital part of communities and healthcare systems, known for building relationships and providing care across the lifespan. At South University, our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner online program is built to prepare you to deliver primary care for individuals and families.

Our MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program can equip you to promote positive health behaviors, practice preventive care, and diagnose and manage common health problems at all developmental stages. In addition, your courses will help you strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership abilities.

South University’s MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the Core Competencies for Family Nurse Practitioners outlined by the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and includes key attributes from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials. After successful completion the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the examinations* through national certifying bodies (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]; American Association of Nurse Practitioners [AANP])

* South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

Prepare for Your Advanced Practice Nursing Career

Upon completing this master’s level family nurse practitioner program and entering into practice, you should be proficient in:

  • Integrating specialty standards of advanced practice nursing to deliver culturally competent, quality healthcare services to individuals, families, populations and systems.
  • Exercising effective leadership, critical thinking and communication skills in the development and implementation of advanced nursing practice services in primary care.
  • Integrating professional nursing standards, values and accountability into role and self-development as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Utilizing information technology and an evidence-based research approach in the development of nursing knowledge and design of healthcare services for clients, populations and systems.
  • Ensuring advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in the implementation and evaluation of evidenced based care to diverse individuals and populations.

Learn in a CCNE Accredited Online MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner Program

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the APRN Post Graduate Certificate programs at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

Combine Online Learning and On-Site Training

South University’s online MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program mixes online classes with on-site clinical experiences. Led by faculty who ensure online never means out of touch, the fully online classes blend nursing theory with advanced practice concepts. Rounding out the family nurse practitioner program’s online classes, the practicum courses offer valuable, in-depth experiences in gerontology, women’s health, pediatrics, and primary care, all supervised by supportive and knowledgeable mentors.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/online/areas-of-study/nursing/nursing-with-a-specialization-in-family-nurse-practitioner-master-of-science-in-nursing-msn
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