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MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

Herzing University presents a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner program for RNs who want to strengthen their clinical skills and manage the treatment of illnesses. Read on to learn more about this online MSN program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner

School Offering Program:

Herzing University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Potential Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner program entrants must have unrestricted, active RN (registered nurse) licenses in their home states. They should have a goal of providing optimum medical care for patients of all ages. Applicants to the program above should have a BSN in nursing with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applicants to all Herzing University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Herzing University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner program is an online program that is intended to help current RNs gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as a nurse practitioner. The curriculum is designed to emphasize healing therapeutics and best-care practices for all ages - infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.

Students could be able to practice and implement their skills in areas such as patient counseling, diagnosis, treatment and disease management. The 48-credit program also requires the completion of 675 clinical hours.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

48 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Herzing University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner

While enrolled in Herzing University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner program, students will have to earn 48 credits. Of those, 15 are core course requirements, 10 are direct care requirements, and 23 are concentration requirements. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Herzing University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Course Requirements (15 credits)

  • Health Policy and Management
  • Theoretical Foundations for Nursing
  • Technology and Nursing Informatics in Advanced Practice
  • Organizational Systems and Behaviors
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice

Direct Care Core Requirements (10 credits)

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration Requirements (23 credits)

  • Health Promotion Across the Life Span
  • Adult Healthcare
  • Roles for Nurse Practitioners
  • Geriatric Healthcare
  • Healthcare of Women Across the Life Span
  • Healthcare of Infants, Children and Adolescents

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Herzing University's online Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner program might be able to pursue advanced nursing opportunities in a variety of health care environments. While additional training or education might be necessary, graduates of this program could be able to seek work as family nurse practitioners in:

  • Family practices
  • Pediatric clinics
  • Urgent care centers
  • Hospitals

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