You entered the field of nursing to improve the lives of others and enjoy a fulfilling career. Maybe you even see your vocation as a spiritual calling. In Anderson University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program, we want to help you apply your faith to your profession. As you earn your Master of Science in Nursing degree, you will learn a holistic approach to patient care that will equip you to meet your patient’s physical needs with a Christian worldview in mind.
Our instructors are all practicing nurses, who understand the healthcare climate and can share with you the latest developments in nursing practice. Whether you’ve recently completed a nursing degree or you’re returning to school after years of nursing, the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will prepare you for a rewarding career as an advanced practice nurse. You can change lives for the better.
Flexible Starting Points
Our Master of Science in Nursing programs enable you to start your program with either an associate’s degree with an RN license or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Follow the link below to identify the course sequence you’ll need to earn your degree.
Nursing with a Servant’s Heart
In your career as a nurse practitioner, you have the opportunity to follow Christ’s example of service. At AU, we want to come alongside you in this endeavor through our Christ-centered perspective on nursing and healthcare.
Throughout the program, our instructors will help you explore the intersection of vocation and faith. To that end, you will participate in a Faith and Learning Seminar, investigating topics such as Servant Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Christian Worldview.
Flexible Learning Experience
At AU, we offer a flexible program catered to you, the working nurse. If you are an RN with an associate degree, you can apply directly to the MSN program. However, you will need to complete a few general education and science requirements, along with two bridge courses: Nursing Research and Professional Role Development, each worth three credit hours. After taking the bridge courses, you will be ready begin work on your degree. If you are an RN with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you can directly enter the program.
All classes are offered online, so you can learn anywhere. You will still meet your cohort and professors in person during a three-day session, held once per semester for four consecutive semesters.
Coursework and Training
In the MSN FNP program, you will take 47 hours of coursework. Your classes will include APRN Procedures, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology, Primary Care over the Lifespan, and Care of Special Populations. These classes will equip you to assess, diagnose, and treat disease and to promote a lifetime of wellness.
In addition to coursework, you will complete hands-on clinical training. Your clinical and in-class experiences at AU will prepare you for the standardized national examinations you must take to become certified to practice in your field.
Anderson University works hard to make your educational goals affordable. For the MSN FNP, the cost per credit hour is approximately $600. Loans are available.
The FNP concentration at Anderson University will prepare you to serve as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a clinic, a hospital, or an industrial setting. In addition to the rewarding work you can accomplish as an FNP, compensation is excellent. Salaries typically range from $90,000 to $110,000. Most importantly, you will be ready to serve your patients with compassion and competence.