Family Nurse Practitioner – RN 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 Associate Degree in Nursing 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 three (3) years clinical experience as a licensed Registered Nurse.
  • 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 Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing:
  • Completion of a diploma or associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a licensed registered nurse required.
  • Pre-requisites (some may have been completed in completion of prior degree)

Completion of two transitional nursing courses (must be taken at University of Mobile)6Completion of two transitional nursing courses (must be taken at University of Mobile)6

General Psychology 3
Statistics 3
Human Growth and Development 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Microbiology 4
Pathophysiology 3
Completion of two transitional nursing courses (must be taken at University of Mobile)

  • NU401 Concepts of Professional Nursing – 3
  • NU430 Principles of Nursing Research – 3
Total 30


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).