The FNP sequence prepares graduates to function in an advanced practice role for direct health care services that integrate preventive and self-care measures, as well as the diagnosis and management of commonly occurring acute and chronic health conditions. The role also includes participation in and use of research, development, and implementation of health policy, and education of individuals and groups.
MCN's FNP program 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.
Some quality indicators of our program include:
Faculty resources are readily available to help ensure student program success. An intensive full-day orientation is provided to prepare new students with the tools necessary for a quality graduate experience.
Graduates of the sequences are eligible to take the FNP certification examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP), and then become licensed as advance practice nurses. The cumulative pass rate on the certification exam since the sequence began is 99%.
Graduates are qualified to pursue the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in Nursing programs.