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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

FNP Post-masters Schedule

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Post-Nursing Masters Certificate

Admission process for Post-Nursing Masters (FNP) Program:

1. Prospective students apply to the College of Graduate Studies and Research (see admission page) and send transcripts of completed masters and undergraduate degrees. GRE scores will not be necessary for individuals with a masters degree.

2. Prospective students apply to the School of Nursing (see admission page): complete the graduate application form, submit resume, a copy of RN license and one reference from a nursing supervisor, attend the informational meeting in January and provide a writing sample at that time. Applications are due in mid January.

3. Prospective students are evaluated along with other applicants and may be invited for an interview. The top 12-14 applicants in the entire applicant pool are selected for admission.

4. Once an individual is admitted into the FNP program, the masters transcript is evaluated for courses needed to be taken. An individual progression plan will be developed for admitted students. 

5. Depending on masters transcript and course review, courses that will most likely need to be taken include (31 credits):

N640 Family Nursing Science* (3)

N622 Advanced Nursing Actions* (3)

N643 Reproductive Health* (2)

N641 Adult and Older Adult Health* (3)

N662 Women's Health Clinical* (2)

N644 Adult and Older Adult Health II* (3)

N652 Adult Health Clinical* (4)

N556 Diagnostics and Procedures for APNs* (1)

N642 Child and Adolescent Health* (3)

N646 Pediatric Health Clinical* (3)

N653 Family Health Clinical* (4)

6. *Courses marked with an asterisk above are included in the certificate program. Students completing the Post-Nursing Masters FNP Certificate program are also expected to have completed the following graduate courses in their original nursing masters program or the equivalent prior to admission or during their course of study at MSU. Depending on masters transcript and course review, courses that may need to be taken include (22 credits):

A graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B

An undergraduate level research course

N554 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

N553 Advanced Pharmacology (3)

N552 Advanced Health Assessment (3)

N601 Nursing Science Theory (3)

N602 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Dimensions of Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

N663 Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities (2)

N604 Evidence-Based Practice for APNs (3)

N695 Alternate Plan Paper (2)