Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Full Program
80 Weeks – 46 semester credits

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

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Program Description
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed to expand the knowledge of the nurse as it relates to the role of the family nurse practitioner and advanced nursing practice. Family nurse practitioners serve as the primary health care providers in many diverse practice settings including, but not limited to, private medical offices, health clinics and acute care settings. The Family Nurse Practitioner program integrates theory and practical application through lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences to address a wide range of primary care needs, order diagnostic tests, apply evidence-based research when caring for the family and manage common acute, chronic health problems of individuals from infancy through late adulthood. The FNP program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to persons of all ages across primary care settings.

Student Learning Outcomes
At completion of the program, the graduate will possess the knowledge and skill to:

  1. Demonstrate, through integration of theoretical and scientific knowledge, the safe and effective practice of primary care through management of both health and acute/chronic illness states.
  2. Develop the role of the nurse practitioner as a health educator to individuals and families using a family-centered, evidence-based approach to diagnosing and managing common acute and chronic health problems of individuals from infancy through adulthood.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to the implementation, conservation, and development of the family nurse practitioner role.
  4. Integrate critical thinking, collaboration, and interdisciplinary relationships into client care to achieve optimal outcomes.
  5. Establish a commitment to ensuring quality of care through consultation, collaboration, continuing education, certification, and self-reflection.
  6. Deliver culturally sensitive care in a holistic manner that is responsive to the pediatric, adult and geriatric population’s spiritual and cultural beliefs.
  7. Utilize information technology and an evidence-based research approach in the development of advanced practice nursing knowledge.

Admission Requirements

  1. Meets all general college admission requirement
  2. Complete College Application
  3. Proof of Graduation: College Transcript – Bachelor’s degree in a health related field from agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education. (Official college transcripts must be received before the end of the first term).
  4. Florida Unencumbered Registered Nurse license
  5. Interview with the Associate Dean or designee
  6. Complete assigned topical essay
  7. Three letters of recommendation (two professional)
  8. A minimum score of 18 on the Wonderlic SLE
  9. A minimum score in each section on the Wonderlic WBST:
    Section Minimum Score
    Quantitative 365
    Verbal 365

General Program Information
Students accepted into the nursing program may be required to take additional background checks, finger printings and drug screenings during or at the completion of the program.

Credential Issued
Master of Science in Nursing

Delivery Mode
This program is offered face-to-face (onsite) at the Main Campus.

Programmatic Accreditation
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program is not programmatically accredited. Miami Regional University does not guarantee eligibility for licensure. Visit the disclosures page for graduation rates, tuition fees, median debt of students who completed the program, job placement rates, and other important information about this program, in accordance with 34 C.F.R. 668.6. For information about Gainful Employment related to this academic program, click here.

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