Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP; On-Campus)

The Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses to become board-certified family nurse practitioners and prepares them to advance in leadership roles by allowing them to practice as Advanced Practice Nurses to the full extent of their education. The degree imparts advanced knowledge in health promotion, illness prevention, diagnosis and disease management. You will develop strategies for treating individuals, families and communities as you move through the degree program. Standard courses are centered on knowledge acquisition through reading, writing, research and discussion. Clinical courses offer hands-on experience. Through this two-pronged approach to learning, you will hone your skills as a primary care provider.

CAREER LANDSCAPE

Family nurse practitioners are in high demand. Job growth for nurse practitioners is over five times the national average. The BLS also predicts that over 62,000 new NP jobs will be created between 2018 and 2028. That number doesn’t include the existing positions vacated by retiring nurse practitioners. As the need for NPs in primary care grows, family nurse practitioners can expect a wealth of employment options. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) reports that 87% of new NPs are trained in primary care. Please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website for more information.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Our nursing MSN-FNP on ground is designed for working nurses. Most of our courses are offered once a week on the weekends to ensure convenience and flexibility for your busy schedule.

Total Credit Hours Time of Completion Estimated Total Cost
46

In less than 2 years

$29,900

You may qualify for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The NFLP is a loan forgiveness program that prepares and trains qualified nurse educators to address the nursing faculty shortage and increases the number of advanced practice registered nurses (APNs) entering the workforce.

HRSA LOAN PURPOSE AND REQUIREMENTS

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a one-year funding opportunity aimed at increasing the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students in graduate-level nursing degree programs who upon graduation are committed to become nurse faculty. In return for full-time, post-graduation employment as nurse faculty at an institution, the program cancels up to 85 percent of the loan taken (plus interest thereon). To qualify, the student must meet the following:

  • Be fully admitted to STU’s MSN-FNP program
  • Complete the STU-HRSA application
  • Complete the FAFSA application
  • Must not have defaulted loans with the Department of Education

The NFLP loan is based on funding and will be distributed to students based on availability.

For more information on the HRSA Loan, please visit: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loans-scholarships/flrp.

Plan of Study

Courses are offered in a blended format in which classes are offered mainly online with some class meetings on Saturday.

Year 1

Semester

Term Length

Course

Credits

1

8-Weeks

NUR 512: Role Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing

3

 

8-Weeks

NUR 501: Philosophical & Theoretical, Evidence Based Research

3

 

16- Weeks

NUR 502: Advanced Pathophysiology

3

 

 

Total

9

2

8-Weeks

NUR 601: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

3

 

8-Weeks

NUR 505: Diversity and Advance Health Practices

3

 

16-Weeks

NUR 504: Advanced Health Assessment

3

 

 

Total

9

3

7-Weeks

NUR 506: Influencing Health Policy

3

 

12-Weeks

NUR 600: Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

3

 

 

Total

6

Year 2

Semester

Term Length

Course

Credits

4

16-Weeks

NUR 509: Advanced FNP Adult

3

 

16-Weeks

NUR 507 CL: Advanced FNP Clinical III (125 hours)

2

 

16-Weeks

NUR 612: Advanced FNP Adult Gerontology

3

 

16-Weeks

NUR 612 CL: Advanced FNP Clinical IV (125 hours)

2

 

 

Total

10

5

16-Weeks

NUR 507: Advanced FNP Children & Families

3

 

16-Weeks

NUR 507 CL: Advanced FNP Clinical I (125 hours)

2

 

16-Weeks

NUR 514: Advanced FNP Women’s Health

3

 

16-Weeks

NUR 514 CL: Advanced FNP Clinical II (125 hours)

2

 

 

Total

10

 

6

7-Weeks

NUR 611: Advanced Practice Nursing Integration Practicum

2

 

 

Total

2

Total Clinical Hours: 500

 

 

Total Length: In less than

2 years

Total Program Credits

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*In order for a student to complete the course requirements in less than 2 years, the student must follow the course plan on this website.

Admission Requirements

  • Free Admissions Application – stu.edu/apply
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA from BSN graduating institution

Contact


Keyer Dominguez
Admission Advisor
Nursing & School of Science
Email: kdominguez@stu.edu
Phone: (305) 474-6835

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Please note that STU is unable to confirm the licensure and certification requirements of your state of residence. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria.
For additional information regarding other states’ recognition of the St. Thomas University online Master of Nursing degree for licensing or certification purposes, please visit the <https://www.stu.edu/Students/Student-Affairs/state-by-state-database-of-licencing-requirements.html> State-by-State Database of licensing or certification requirements.