This program prepares nurses for an advanced practice role, with an emphasis on integrating preventative and self-care measures, as well as the diagnosis and management of commonly occurring acute and chronic health conditions. This program also includes participation in and use of research, development, and implementation of health policy, and education of individuals and groups.
MCN's FNP sequence is known for providing an outstanding experience for students. The program is a mix of online and on-campus education. We offer students highly skilled FNP faculty certified in their specialty and active in their practice area, excellent on-campus and online learning environments, student-centered approaches to learning, and reasonable tuition rates at a state university known for exceptional programs.
Students can obtain a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree after completing NUR 477 in the full-time or part-time plan of study. Once this milestone is achieved, students may elect to exit the program with the MSN degree only. Additionally, students can take a break and come back to the program within a year with no re-application or fee.
After completing NUR 477, students are eligible to take the FNP certification examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) to become certified as family nurse practitioners. The cumulative pass rate on the certification exam for MCN students since the sequence began is 99%.
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