Family Nurse Practitioner – BSN to MSN

Program Start Date: August 21, 2017

Early decisions made by June 1st.

(pending SACSCOC approval)

Admission Requirements
  • Submission of application. Applications will be accepted until the class is filled. Early decisions will be made by June 1.
  • Submission of official transcripts of all college coursework from all institutions attended.
  • International Students:
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools ( for previous nursing coursework.
    • Students with international transcripts must provide evaluation from World Education Services ( for previous non-nursing coursework.
    • International students must show proof of English proficiency. Applicants should request that official TOEFL test scores be sent directly to Enrollment Services.
  • Completion of BSN degree from a regionally accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 on last 60 hours of academic coursework.
  • Must hold and maintain an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in which the student will complete FNP clinical rotations.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience preferred but not required.
  • Submission of a clear background check.
  • Submission of Health History and record of required immunizations.
  • Student must meet Core Performance Standards in the areas of Cognitive Skills, Psychomotor Skills, and Affective Skills.
  • Submission of current personal health insurance coverage.
  • Submission of record of American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification.
  • A personal interview with the Graduate Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing may be required, if requested.
Other items needed:
  • Three reference forms from:
    • A current clinical supervisor or nurse manager who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s skills in the clinical setting and how they will translate into the Family Nurse Practitioner role.
    • A professor, faculty member or academic advisor who can provide a meaningful assessment of the applicant’s academic record.
    • A practicing clinical nursing professional, or APRN, who has served a mentor and can speak about the applicant’s abilities as a nurse and potential to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Current Curriculum Vita or Resume is required. The Curriculum Vita or Resume should include:
    • Educational background including institutions, degree(s) awarded, degree(s) in progress, dates of degree(s) award and/or anticipated date of receiving degree(s).
    • Relevant employment history, including:
      • Job title, job description, and relevant duties performed.
      • Employment dates of each position.
    • Community service or volunteer experience.
    • Any awards, publications, presentations, memberships, or honors.
    • Evidence of leadership and career progression.
  • Personal statement of no more than two pages discussing:
    • How your previous education, experience and professional interests have prepared you to be successful in the family nurse practitioner program.
    • Your professional goals and how completing the family nurse practitioner track will help you achieve your professional goals.
    • Your understanding of the primary care nurse practitioner role and your intentions regarding service in primary care practice.
    • How have you prepared for success in this program?
    • Your essay should be clear, succinct, and double-spaced.
Required Prerequisites
For Students With Earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
  • Completion of a BSN degree from a regionally accredited educational institution.
  • Pre-requisites
    • Statistics if not successfully completed in BSN degree.
  • Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience preferred but not required.
NU 507           Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 3
NU 508           Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NU 509           Advanced Pharmacology 3
NU 506           Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences 3
                       Total 12



NU 504          Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 3
NU 510           Family Nurse Practitioner 1: Care of Children 6
NU 528           Roles and Interpersonal Collaboration 2
NU 519          Organizational Leadership and Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
                   Total 13



NU 511        Family Nurse Practitioner II: Care of Adults 6
NU 501       Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NU 524       Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems 2
                       Total 10



NU 512          Family Nurse Practitioner III: Care of Women 6
NU 513          Specialty Focus Practicum 2
NU 525          Informatics and Healthcare Technology 2
NU 526          Transitions to Advanced Nursing Practice 1
                       Total 11



Tuition & Fees

Tuition is $575 per credit hour with $500 comprehensive student fee per semester


Total cost = $26,450 + 2,000 in comprehensive student fees = $28, 450 (excluding any course requirements outside of the MSN-FNP curriculum, books, and room and board).