Masters Primary Care FNP (current students only)
- Family Nurse Practitioner Program Options
- Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Master of Science in Nursing Program
- Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) Program Outcomes
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 9 Semester Plan
Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) currently offers two graduate programs for students interested in becoming family nurse practitioners (FNP): the FNP Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), with the FNP focus. The MSN program has been suspended and is no longer an option for students seeking to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Instead, students have the opportunity to apply for admission to the BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program. Students currently completing the Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program typically progress through the curriculum in 9 semesters, earning an MSN degree which qualifies them to sit for the certification exam.
The FNP Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice nursing. The FNP program builds upon and extends the body of knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education in nursing. Graduate study in the School of Nursing educates nurses by creating an academic environment that fosters scholarship, critical thinking, and creativity. Graduate courses include theoretical and clinical experiences that provide the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills necessary to assume the role of an advanced practice nurse. Graduates are eligible for national certification as family nurse practitioners and are prepared to practice in primary care settings where they diagnose and treat individuals across the life span and their families.
- Evaluate scientific underpinnings that contribute to translation of nursing research into improved practice.
- Evaluate nursing actions that influence health care for individuals, families, and populations.
- Use knowledge gained through evaluation of nursing actions that influence health outcomes to improve care delivery, patient outcomes, and systems management.
- Evaluate and apply evidence pertaining to direct care of patients and management of care for individuals, families, systems, and populations.
- Translate evidence gained through evaluation of direct care of patients and management of care for individuals, families, system, and populations to improve practice and implement health policy.
Upon completion of program outcomes, graduates are eligible to apply for the Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner National Board Certification Exam through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The masters degree program in nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The Primary Care FNP Master of Science in Nursing program follows the general policies established by the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
|Fall Year I||Spring Year I||Summer Year I|
|NURS 601 Nursing Science Theory||3||NURS 554 Advanced Pathophysiology||3||NURS 622 Advanced Nursing Actions||3|
|NURS 602 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice||3||NURS 640 Family Nursing Science||3||NURS 663 Health Promotion for Individuals, Family and Community||2|
|Total Semester Credits:||6||6||5|
|Fall Year II||Spring Year II||Summer Year II|
|NURS 553 Advanced Pharmacology||3||NURS 552 Adv Health Assessment||3||NURS 641 Adult/Older Adult Health I||3|
|*NURS 604 Evidence-Based Practice for APN's||3||NURS 643 Reproductive Health||2||NURS 662 Women's Health Clinical (100 clinical hrs)||2|
|NURS 556 Diagnostics and Procedures for APNs||1|
|Total Semester Credits:||6||6||5|
|Fall Year III||Spring Year III||Summer Year III|
|NURS 644 Adult/Older Adult Health II||3||NURS 642 Child & Adolescent Health||3||NURS 653 Family Health Clinical (250 clinical hrs)||4|
|NURS 652 Adult Health Clinical (250 clinical hrs)||4||NURS 646 Pediatric Health Clinical (150 clinical hrs)||3|
|NURS 695 Alternate Plan Paper||1||NURS 695 Alternate Plan Paper||1|
|Total Semester Credits:||8||7||4|
|Total Clinical Hours: 750|
|Total Program Credits: 53|