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College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Overview

The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner track is a 47 credit hour program designed to train nurses to function at the level of an Advanced Practice Nurse and be eligible to test with the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners to obtain board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This mostly online program can be completed in four semesters, full time, and incorporates 600 clinical hours in all populations (pediatrics, adolescents, adults, older adults) and are well positioned to assume roles in family practice, urgent care centers, some specialty practices, emergency departments and retail health. Students come to campus for 2-3 days mid semester to meet with faculty, interact with their classmates, and learn new skills to help them to be successful in their field. As a part of this program you will meet with your classmates and professors in person for intensive work days once a semester in Greenville.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

48

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 48
Program Type: MSN
Location: Hybrid
Time to Complete: 15 Months
Start Date: Fall: August
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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Career Outlook

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will prepare you to serve as an FNP in a clinic, a hospital, or an industrial setting. You’ll be ready to serve your patients with compassion and competence. In addition to the rewarding work, you’ll receive excellent compensation in your field. Average salaries range from $90,000 to $110,000.



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Career Outlook

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will prepare you to serve as an FNP in a clinic, a hospital, or an industrial setting. You’ll be ready to serve your patients with compassion and competence. In addition to the rewarding work, you’ll receive excellent compensation in your field. Average salaries range from $90,000 to $110,000.



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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

A bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

All official college transcripts must be submitted as part of the application process for this program.

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Additional Admission Requirements

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Application Deadline

The application deadline for this program is March 15.

More Information

I-20 Approved: No
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Program Director: Dr. Jaclyn Gaulden, Program Coordinator: Dr. Catherine Wilson
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
48 Credit Hours – Program Requirements
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