Online Family Nurse Practitioner
RN to Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner
At South University, the RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner online program can offer you a path to earning an MSN and prepare you to deliver community-based care for patients across their lifespan. In our RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn best practices for providing preventive care, promoting positive health behaviors, and diagnosing and managing common health problems at all developmental stages. This program is also built to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership abilities. Occasionally, students in our adult nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner programs will share courses, exposing you to a greater variety of expert specialty faculty and encouraging cross-specialty collaborative relationships.
South University’s RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program meet the Core Competencies for Family Nurse Practitioners outlined by the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and include key attributes from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials. After successfully completing the program, you may be eligible to sit for the certification* examinations available through national certifying bodies (ANCC; 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.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Procedure for Admission to the RN to Master of Science in Nursing** Degree Program
** South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.
The criteria to determine admission to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program include:
- Completion of the application for admission.
- An associate's degree in nursing from an accredited collegiate institution, or a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution.
- A cumulative CGPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
- Submission of official transcripts from every college or university attended within 10 weeks after the initial start date).
- A valid and unencumbered license as a registered nurse in all US states or territory in which the student is licensed, including the state in which the student completes all assignments for the program. (Note that military, federal, and foreign educated nurses must meet this state requirement for nursing licensure).
Note: In order to progress into Graduate level nursing courses, a student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 may transition to the RN to BSN program to complete their BSN and then apply for the MSN program.
RN to Master of Science in Nursing
Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner: 42 Credits for Specialization, 233 Total Credits for Program
Offered at South University, Columbia; South University, Montgomery; South University, Online Programs; South University, Richmond; South University, Savannah; South University, Tampa; and South University, Virginia Beach.
The RN to Master of Science in Nursing program allows students with strong academic backgrounds to reduce the number of courses required in the undergraduate component of the program. Students substitute certain graduate courses for undergraduate nursing courses. The program includes integrated practica experience, didactic instruction, and a summative project to assess individual student learning outcomes.
Students who successfully complete all requirements of RN to Master of Science in Nursing program will be awarded the Master of Science in Nursing degree.*
* Note: Students interested in a BSN should confer with their Academic Counselor or Program Director.
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