Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (NURS PRC MSN)

45 Credits


The Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares the baccalaureate nurse to care for adults and children of all ages with essential focus on family and community. Graduates of this program will be able to provide health promotion and primary health care for families and individuals in the context of their families. The Family Nurse Practitioner program focuses on continual and comprehensive, wellness and illness care for individuals across the lifespan to assist with illness management, health promotion, and health education. Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner students will be prepared to assume leadership roles for the targeted populations in the primary settings. Family Nurse Practitioners are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of primary care practice settings such as clinics, outpatient services and more.

Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two-day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus.

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, offered by American Nurses’ Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Following successful certification the graduate applies to the Department of Professional Regulation for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) for practice in their State.  

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