The Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner program is a specialty focusing on the primary healthcare of individuals and families. The program culminates with the Master of Science in Nursing degree.
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The primary goal of the MS Family Nurse Practitioner online program is to educate family nurse practitioners who are capable of providing evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, ethical primary healthcare to individuals and families in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will become nurse clinicians, educators, scholars, researchers, and lifelong learners.
The program is offered in a hybrid format with all the classes delivered online. Students are required to attend 2 hands-on Clinical Intensive weekends held on campus in Boston. One is scheduled in the first year of classes and the second one is in your last semester of your specialty track. Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.
Prepares students for national certification exams in their area of practice
Program features 720 hours of clinical experience
This program is appropriate for licensed nurses who do not possess a master's degree in nursing
The Family Nurse Practitioner online program will prepare family nurse practitioners who will:
Provide evidenced-based healthcare to individuals, families, and communities across diverse cultural and practice settings.
Effectively utilize information technologies in the provision of care to individuals, families, and communities.
Actively collaborate and communicate with fellow clinicians and institutions to ensure coordination of care to individuals, families, and communities.
Provide leadership across diverse cultural and practice settings in the provision of primary healthcare to individuals, families, and communities.
Work to provide patient care across all life stages as you collaborate with other healthcare professionals. FNPs conduct health assessments and perform diagnostic evaluations while providing preventive care and disease management and treating chronic and acute illnesses. Most can prescribe medications. Employer’s often include physician’s offices, hospitals, and community health centers.
The master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Northeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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Program Costs Tuition is $975/credit hour. Visit our Student Financial Services website to learn more about program costs.
Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
Transcripts from all institutions attended
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited USA program
Minimum GPA of 3.0, with grades of ‘B’ or better, is required in all undergraduate clinical courses
Successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing
Current RN licensure
At least 1 year of active full-time nursing experience with direct patient care
TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
Additional fees may apply for travel, memberships, and clinical
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Application Submission Deadlines:
Spring term: November 1
Fall term: August 1
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There are 2 Clinical Intensive weekends in the curriculum. One is scheduled in the first year of classes and the second one is in your last semester of your specialty track. You are required to come to campus for these Clinical Intensives and will have the opportunity to meet your faculty, participate in High Fidelity Simulation and refine your Advanced Practice Skills with professional patients and individual instruction.
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