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Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner

Full Program
20 Months – 46 semester credits (Full-Time Option)
32 Months – 46 semester credits (Part-Time Option)

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner

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Program Description
20 Months – 46 semester credits (Full-Time Option)
32 Months – 46 semester credits (Part-Time Option)

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. This program prepares the successful and licensed graduate for an entry level position as an advanced practice nurse.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the graduate programs, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of care to clients across diverse healthcare settings
  2. Create effective interdisciplinary organizational and systems leadership in the care of the client in diverse healthcare settings
  3. Analyze quality initiatives to improve health outcomes across the continuum of care
  4. Apply practice guidelines to improve practice and health outcomes
  5. Relate information and communication technologies to document and improve health outcomes
  6. Examine the effect of legal, ethical, and regulatory processes on healthcare delivery, practice and health outcomes
  7. Employ collaborative interprofessional strategies for improving client and population health outcomes
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of clinical prevention interventions that affect individual and population-based health outcomes, perform risk assessments, and design plans or programs of care
  9. Relate knowledge of illness and disease management to providing evidence-based care to clients, communities, and vulnerable populations in an evolving healthcare delivery system

Admission Requirements

  1. All general University admission requirements
  2. Proof of Graduation: University transcript of coursework from Bachelor’s Degree in a health- related field from an institution accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education
  3. Active Registered Nursing license for the State of Florida or participating Compact state
  4. Topical essay
  5. Three letters of recommendation (two professional)
  6. Resume/CV
  7. Be eligible to meet externship/preceptorship requirements

Prerequisite Requirements
Successful completion of the Ethics, Information Literacy and Professional Writing Seminar prior to starting the program.

General Program Information
Applicants accepted into the MSN FNP program may be required to complete additional background checks and drug screenings during or at the completion of the program.

Credential Issued
Master of Science in Nursing

Programmatic Accreditation Status
The Master of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Delivery Mode
This program is offered face-to-face (onsite).

Preceptorship
A clinical preceptorship is required throughout various courses in the program. Students are required to secure their own preceptor. Preceptors must be approved by the Office of Academic Affairs prior to the start of the preceptorship. Please refer to the student handbook for additional information. Students who do not provide a preceptor will be appointed one by the University, for an additional fee. Students participating in clinical preceptorship must follow the Student Clinical Mobile Management Application Policy.

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Plan

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner ‐ Full‐Time Option
SEMESTER I CREDITS HOURS
MSN5150 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 45
MSN5200 Advanced Health Assessment 3 45
MSN5270 Advanced Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing 3 45
MSN5350 Advanced Pharmacology 3 45
Semester I Total: 12 180
SEMESTER II CREDITS HOURS
MSN5300 Advanced Nursing Inquiry and Evidence Based Research 3 45
MSN5400 Healthcare Policy and Delivery System 3 45
MSN5550 Health Promotion: Prevention of Disease 1 30
MSN5600 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management (Includes Lab) 3 45
Semester II Total: 12 195
SEMESTER III CREDITS HOURS
MSN5700 Advanced Practice in Primary Care (Includes Clinical) 6 180
Semester III Total: 6 180
SEMESTER IV CREDITS HOURS
MSN6050 Advanced Practice in Primary Care – Women’s Health (Includes Clinical) 5 165
MSN6150 Advanced Practice in Primary Care – Pediatrics (Includes Clinical) 5 165
Semester IV Total: 10 330
SEMESTER V CREDITS HOURS
MSN6400 Role Development in Family Practice: Clinical Integration (Includes Clinical) 6 210
Semester V Total: 6 210
Program Totals: 46 1095
Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner ‐ Part‐Time Option
SEMESTER I CREDITS HOURS
MSN5150 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 45
MSN5350 Advanced Pharmacology 3 45
Semester I Total: 6 90
SEMESTER II CREDITS HOURS
MSN5200 Advanced Health Assessment 3 45
MSN5270 Advanced Theoretical Perspectives of Nursing 3 45
Semester II Total: 6 90
SEMESTER III CREDITS HOURS
MSN5300 Advanced Nursing Inquiry and Evidence‐Based Practice 3 45
MSN5400 Healthcare Policy and Delivery System 3 45
Semester III Total: 6 90
SEMESTER IV CREDITS HOURS
MSN5600 Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management (Includes Lab) 3 60
MSN5550 Health Promotion: Prevention of Disease 3 45
Semester IV Total: 6 105
SEMESTER V CREDITS HOURS
MSN5700 Advanced Practice in Primary Care (Includes Clinical) 6 180
Semester V Total: 6 180
SEMESTER VI CREDITS HOURS
MSN6050 Advanced Practice in Primary Care – Women’s Health (Includes Clinical) 5 165
Semester VI Total: 6 180
SEMESTER VII CREDITS HOURS
MSN6150 Advanced Practice in Primary Care ‐ Pediatrics (Includes Clinical) 5 165
Semester VII Total: 5 165
SEMESTER VIII CREDITS HOURS
MSN6400 Role Development in Family Practice: Clinical Integration (Includes Clinical) 6 210
Semester VIII Total: 6 210
Program Totals: 46 1095

Graduate Nursing Concentration Course Failure
Only one repeat of the SAME nursing concentration course (MSN) is permitted for students enrolled in the nursing program. A second failure of the SAME nursing concentration course (MSN) will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. Failing two nursing concentration courses (MSN) of any combination, including courses repeated, will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. A grade of “WF” is treated as a course failure. Students with two “W” grades for the same course shall be considered as a single course failure. A student with a total of three “W” grades in the same course or with a total of three “W” grades in any combination of nursing concentration courses shall be dismissed from the nursing program.

Specific Course Grading Requirements
Students must successfully pass all components of nursing (MSN) concentration courses to receive a passing grade. Failing any component (lecture, lab, simulation, preceptorship/ externship) will result in a recorded grade of “F” for all components of the course attempted.

Failure to Complete Required Practicum Hours
Students must complete all required practicum hours with a University approved preceptor. Failure to complete all required hours prior to the last day of the course shall result in a course failure to include all associated course components (Lecture/Lab, etc.). Failure to complete all practicum requirements such as logs, case lists, documentation, or failure to submit a completed end of course evaluation signed by the preceptor, clinical instructor and student by the last day of the course shall result in a course failure. Falsification of time logs, misrepresenting practicum hours or false documentation to include client encounters shall result in course failure and further disciplinary action up to and including program dismissal.

Course Options for Foreign Trained Physicians
After admission to the Nursing Program, foreign trained physicians may opt to test out of Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical (Advanced Health) Assessment with the “3-P exam”. Passing the 3-P exam with a score of 80% or greater will award the applicant grades for the three courses. Grading is based on an equivalency for each course and credit; credits are treated as transfer credits. Successful completion of the 3-P exam with the required minimum score will replace the first semester of the Post-Masters FNP Certificate Program and three classes in the MSN/FNP program. Applicants who fail to achieve an 80% minimum score will be required to register for the three courses. Exam preparation guides are available to assist applicants who have completed registration for the 3-P exam. The 3-P exam is not an admissions requirement, however, students opting to take the exam must complete it prior to enrollment to receive consideration for credits. Students must pay the exam fee in full prior to taking the exam. The 3-P exam will not be administered more than once per qualifying student. Students will not be permitted to retake the 3-P exam.

PROGRAM Description Other Costs Estimated Explanation
MSN-FNP Optional 3-P exam $1,000.00 Examination fee for students opting to take 3-P exam

A Master of Science in Nursing will be issued to each student who successfully completes the program requirements and satisfies graduation requirements:

  1. Student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Student has completed and passed all required externship hours
  3. Student is current with financial obligations to the University
  4. Student has met with the Office of Career Services for assistance with job placement or provides documentation of employment
  5. Student has completed Exit Interview with the Office of Financial Aid
  6. Student has completed the Graduation Clearance form and submitted it to the Office of the Registrar at least 60 days before the last day of class
PROGRAM Description Other Costs Estimated Explanation
MSN-FNP Foreign Transcript Evaluation Variable Foreign Transcript Evaluation
MSN-FNP ***Practicum Credentialing Fee (Preceptor credentialing) $400.00 Cost to verify Preceptor Credentials
MSN-FNP **Practicum Affiliation $5,850.00 Charged when student is assigned a Preceptor by MRU
MSN-FNP *Bring Your Own Device (BOD) MRU App $99.00 Tablet Configuration
MSN-FNP Registration Fee $100.00 Registration Fee
MSN-FNP Application Fee $100.00 Application Fee
MSN-FNP ARNP Licensure FL BON ‐ Application Fee $100.00 ARNP Licensure FL BON ‐ Application Fee
MSN-FNP Clinical Clearance Fee $225.00 American Data Bank or CastleBranch, includes Background Check, Medical Document Manager, Drug screening, and clinical document clearances
MSN-FNP Background Check Level II $100.00 Includes all Counties of Residence, NW Sex Offender Registry, NW Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Scan, Social Security Alert, and Residency History, Fingerprints
MSN-FNP Certification $400.00 Certification Preparation
MSN-FNP Certification $400.00 Certification Preparation
MSN-FNP Clinical Evaluation Portfolio System $120.00 Typhons
MSN-FNP Clinical Make Up Hours cost per hour $15.00 Cost per hour to make up missed Clinical hours
MSN-FNP Copies of academic records – cost per page $1.00 Copies of academic records
MSN-FNP Course Make Up Exam and Proctor Fee $40.00 Cost to make up a missed exam
MSN-FNP Diagnostic Kit $350.00 Tuning fork, Otoscope, pen light, etc.
MSN-FNP Graduation Fee $150.00 Graduation Fee
MSN-FNP Lab Coat $60.00 Purchase of Lab Coat
MSN-FNP Lab Fee (Per Semester where Lab Course is required) $150.00 Lab Fee (Per Semester where Lab Course is required)
MSN-FNP Parking Fee (Per Term) $25.00 Cost to park in MRU assigned parking
MSN-FNP Practice Board Exam $150.00 Practice Board Exam
MSN-FNP Practicum Malpractice Insurance (12 months) $300.00 Practicum Malpractice Insurance (12 months)
MSN-FNP Review Courses $630.00 Review Courses
MSN-FNP Review Courses $630.00 Review Courses
MSN-FNP Scrubs ‐School Specific (i.e. school logo, 2 sets) $80.00 2 Sets of Uniforms
MSN-FNP Student Badge ID $50.00 Student ID
MSN-FNP Student Badge ID Replacement Fee $25.00 Replacement of lost or stolen ID
MSN-FNP Student Services, Technology and Media Fee (Per Semester) $120.00 Cost for use of Internet, WIFI, Online library periodicals, etc.
MSN-FNP Transfer Credit Evaluation $120.00 Cost to Evaluate transcripts for Transfer Credits
MSN-FNP Tuition Cost per Credit $600.00 Tuition Cost per Credit

*This is an estimated cost of tuition and fees based on information provided at the time of enrollment. Costs are subject to change. Waiver of Practicum Affiliation Fee for students securing an approved preceptor only.
**This is a One-time fee for all students entering practicum.

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