Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: Worcester, Manchester, Online
Start Term: Summer

As a family nurse practitioner, you work directly with individuals and families throughout their lives, providing expert care, support and compassion. This program builds on your bachelor’s degree in nursing so you can advance your career with a specialty in family nursing practice.

In this 24-month, part-time program, you can choose to study online or on campus. You’ll expand your education and clinical experience to provide safe, effective culturally competent and advanced practice nursing care to individuals and families as a member of an interdisciplinary team and in the context of the community. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam and begin your fulfilling career.

Learn more about the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. 

The Admission Office will begin accepting applications in September for Summer 2018 entry in this program.

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in nursing coursework
  • One year of full-time RN employment prior to the program start date, preferably in an acute care setting
  • A current, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the jurisdiction where experiential learning will occur

Application Requirements

For consideration for admission, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • Completed MCPHS Application
  • Official college transcripts from every college attended
  • 1 professional letter of recommendation
  • Photocopy of current RN license
  • Resume (may be included within application or as a separate document)

Once all supporting documents are received, your application will be complete and ready for review by the Admission Committee. Application materials can be mailed to the address below:

Online Programs
MCPHS University
Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Worcester FNP Program
MCPHS University
Admission Office
19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Manchester FNP Program
MCPHS University
Admission Office
1260 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Residency Requirement

In addition to coursework, the FNP program requires students to attend two residencies, generally 1-3 days in length, in addition to orientation, during their respective tenure in the program. These residencies include: new student orientation, second year residency, final residency in May that coincides with graduation.

COURSE TITLE S.H.

YEAR ONE: SUMMER

NUR 701 Professional Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 706 Advanced Pathophysiology 3

YEAR ONE: FALL 

 NUR 707  Advanced Pharmacology  3
 NUR 708 Scholarship for Advanced Nursing: Building an Evidence-Based Practice  4

YEAR ONE: SPRING

 NUR 702  Human Diversity, Social, and Political Issues  3
 NUR 703  Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (90 clinical hours)  4

YEAR TWO: SUMMER 

 NUR 810  Family Primary Care II (Adult) (180 clinical hours)  6

YEAR TWO: FALL

 NUR 809  Family Primary Care I (OBGYN & Pedi) (180-clinical hours)  6
 NUR 820  Translating and Integrating Scholarship Practicum  2

 YEAR TWO: SPRING

 NUR 811  Family Primary Care III (Geri)  (180-clinical hours)  6
 NUR 820  Translating and Integrating Scholarship Practicum  2
FNP Board Pass Rate
Worcester, Manchester, Online: Class of 2016 91%

Learn more about tuition and fees here.

 

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