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Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Earn more and get the credentials you need to diagnose, prescribe and treat patients with an online Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Florida A&M University (FAMU). Program prepares students to begin a new career path as a Nurse Practitioner and acquire ANP/GNP or WHNP credentials.  Plus, you’ll finish your degree faster with only 42 required credits as opposed to the 57 credits called for by other programs.

Key Benefits of a FAMU MSN

We've taken great care to integrate a curriculum that prepares our graduates for workforce realities in primary care.  Many FAMU MSN program graduates come from minority backgrounds so our program operates with a cultural sensitivity many of our students appreciate.

  • No matter where you live, choosing FAMU for your MSN degree means you also get the specialized guidance you need to find a preceptor in your home area
  • Faster graduation - only 42 credits required, whereas many others require up to 57.
  • Program designed to be easily managed around work and personal obligations – First year courses are designed in sequential blocks with two classes every seven and half weeks. No classes are offered in the summer between the first and second year.
  • Consistently high rate of certification – Program created with national certification exam in mind
  • Program offers two tracks, adult/gerontology and women’s health
  • Excellent employment opportunities: High demand due to requirements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act
  • Online student tuition includes:
    • Free access to web-based tool, to help track patient interaction and clinical hours
    • Faculty to student ratio is 1:6, In accordance with the national standard, ensuring ample personal attention from board-certified instructors--many of whom are published and actively conducting research in complementary alternative medicine, gerontology, self health management and other areas.
    • Two on-campus residencies 

Quality Guidance Through Completion of Your MSN Degree
No matter where you live, choosing FAMU for your MSN degree means you also get the specialized guidance you need to find a preceptor in your home area.

The FAMU School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and the curriculum is influenced by the American Association of the College of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculty, and the Institute of Medicine.

Requirements Before You Apply
MSN candidates must meet a number of school-specific requirements, including Level II background check and drug screen. Post Masters completion program is available for students who have non-Nurse Practitioner masters degrees.

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